Soapy Enemas Help Gas and Bloating
I have IBS and constipation. I've leaned toward constipation almost all of my life. Now, in my forties, I need enemas to even have a BM. My Dr. says that I am dependent on them. I say that I had rather use an old fashioned enema than a laxative, because I don't like the way laxatives make you feel nauseated and crampy for hours before you get some relief.
Like my Mother and Grandmother who used enemas all their life, I use lots of soapsuds in the first one, and clear for the subsequent one. Sometimes I will leave a bar of soap in the bag and shake it up. The enema is very effective in producing cramps and good results. I have lots of bloating and gas, (part of the IBS) and the soapsuds irritate the colon enough to push out the gas with the feces and water. If you don't mind the tremendous farting, you can get rid of most of it during the expulsion.
The relief of constipation with gas and bloating after a large soapy enema is very therapeutic.