Best stool softener available in the UK please

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Hoping someone can recommend one that works please

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    Cosmocol worked for me very well. Boots,orange flavour.movicol too have on before lunch. When you wake up before breakfast have 2-4 glass of hot water . That’s about 30 minutes before breakfast. Obviously you know about diet alote.
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    Avoid stool softeners, they expensive and they don't work, your body adapts to them making them useless. The best stool softener is liquids, drink as many liquids as you can, water, juice, whatever your favourite liquid is. It takes your body a while to acclimatize to the liquids so don't expect a miracle overnight, just keep drinking liquids every day and you will notice the difference over time.

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    I used to take 2 Senna at night also when I first had the fissure plus the 2 Movicol now I just take the Movicol 

    Mix with the correct amount of water I put squash in it also 

    One in afternoon 

    My surgeon swapped me from lactulose to Movicol and it does the trick 

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      Your so welcome 

      I take two though one am

      One pm 

      Like the other posts lots of water ( as much as you can take ) you could mix them both up put in fridge and drink throughout day 

      Again it’s helped my fissure heal 

      Get in on prescription the Movicol is expensive laxido is cheaper 

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      I'll ask my GP to prescribe some tomorrow ....I don't ordinarily have any prescriptions but I've bought a pre paid certificate for this fissure!!!

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      THats a good idea as I’ve spent lots in this damn thing

      Laxido is cheap Movicol expensive 

      If you can get ya script same day if not laxido about £4

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      No exactly the same just Movicol higher branded 

      I’m taking laxido at present as was given lots by a friend 

      However my surgeon stated Movicol so for the last 2 months been on that but swap to laxido last week I’ve noticed no difference - where in the UK are u

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