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I just scheduled my first colonic session. It is still 2.5 weeks away but I am quite nervous already. (Any tips of advice.) Before the colonic they will do a medical examination - so that's good. But they suggested that the night before (after a light dinner at 6 pm or earlier) take laxative (Tirasen Forte or Magnesium sulfate). I feel very uneasy about the laxatives. Is it necessary? I checked into it and all colonic places in Hungary require it and won't do it without this (would they know? haha) because this will remove the solid junk from the recent day so we deal with the real issue, back-up system. I never took laxatives before. What should I expect? Is it going to make me 'go' right away or hours later? Several times? Am I going to be keep running to the toilet all night? Or what happens?

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I would say that it depends on how regular you normally are Kat, if you are regular then I would certainly find something that is natural rather than something with chemicals in it - senna is a natural one and can be very good if you can find it there.  It depends on how your system works as to how long and how often you will go - for me I can take a laxative and still not go the next day, for you it may be the very thing you need to do urgenty in the morning - it is a hard question to answer.  Usually laxatives are taken at night to work some 8 hours later so that you go in the morning :)

 

HI Kat,

I had my first 2 colonics last week and have another this week.

I had been putting it off for a year because of nerves and embarrassment. So glad I did it. It was a wonderful experience ( somehow that sounds weird but I enjoyed it to let go of all that junk)

I was told to just eat my normal diet. It was no concern to me as my diet is high raw anyway. If you want to take a laxative take some organic psyllium  husks. They are a great natural thing to take. I take it everyday to help me along. 1 tablespoon in some water and follow with another cup of water and make sure you drink plenty of water throughout  the day when taking the psyllium so it can move through your system and do its job of sweeping it.

You will be fine. Just ask questions if you are concerned.  All the best.

Sienna, that's encouraging that you had a great experience. Yes, I've been putting it off. I started this journey after watching Food Matters about 2 years ago - I remember that when they mentioned enemas and colonics I was like 'n, f***ing way in h*ll!'...I got warmed up to the idea of it but I still felt embarrassed and nervous about it - I still kind of am, but decided that it is time. I also eat high raw and am regular as well...but there is lotsa junk to be removed I am sure and with the high raw diet a lot of old stuff gets awakened... 

How does psyllium work? If I take it in the evening it will just help me to go in the morning or will it have an effect right away. I guess my most concern with laxatives that I am afraid it will just cause stomach issues and diarrhea... Oh and where do you get psyllium anyways - the normal pharmacy or bio/health food stores? (I am in Croatia and I don't want to go into 'random' places have everyone in the town know that this non-English speaking girl needs something to help her bm lol)

Thanks Marianne for the clarifications. 

Hi Kat,

psyllium husks expands in water so I take 1 tablespoon in about 1/2 glass of water then drink at least  1-2 glasses of water straight after. Making sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. Its not something that will make you go instantly. It will just help it along. 

I take it first thing in the morning and might go a few hours later. But that is me everyone is different.

You can buy it in health food stores. Look for organic. 

I reckon once you have had your first colonic you will wonder why you waited so long. Just like I did.

I have my third one tomorrow.



Kat said:

Sienna, that's encouraging that you had a great experience. Yes, I've been putting it off. I started this journey after watching Food Matters about 2 years ago - I remember that when they mentioned enemas and colonics I was like 'n, f***ing way in h*ll!'...I got warmed up to the idea of it but I still felt embarrassed and nervous about it - I still kind of am, but decided that it is time. I also eat high raw and am regular as well...but there is lotsa junk to be removed I am sure and with the high raw diet a lot of old stuff gets awakened... 

How does psyllium work? If I take it in the evening it will just help me to go in the morning or will it have an effect right away. I guess my most concern with laxatives that I am afraid it will just cause stomach issues and diarrhea... Oh and where do you get psyllium anyways - the normal pharmacy or bio/health food stores? (I am in Croatia and I don't want to go into 'random' places have everyone in the town know that this non-English speaking girl needs something to help her bm lol)

Thanks Marianne for the clarifications. 



Darlene Ashcraft said:

I have a question about my first colonic... I'm having it at 3:00 today and was wondering if it's customary to tip the colon hydrotherapist? It just occured to me to find out and I would appreciate if anyone can tell me. Thanks! :)

I've never tipped.  They usually charge pretty good money for the services rendered.

I wouldn't take laxatives.  I've had colonic therapy in the Ukraine and they never suggest using laxatives.  Personally, I like to be juice fasting for several days before colonic therapy.  No time wasted removing "New Food" that has been ingested recently; go straight for the "old" stuff that's been lounging around for a while.  I've had colonics from one therapist that had a clear and lit section of the "out" tube.  This was very enlightening.  Lot's of "old" stuff coming out.  If you are reticent about your first colonic, you will not be after it's over. 

There is a school for not taking colonics, but to use juice fasting for a "low" impact cleansing.  Water fasting therapists talk about colonics during fasting.  Some that I've read of have turned away from colonics during water fasting. 

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