Well, for sure Magic Bullet is not available locally at the pharmacies I checked, (CVS, Walgreen's & Wal-Mart). And no other such suppositories on the shelves, (mostly store brands) that didn't indicate the hydrogenated vegetable oil as a base.
For sure, Wal-Mart had the Dulcolax the cheapest, $4.47 for a box of 4. But they 'only' offered a box of 4, no larger packages. CVS did have a box of 4, 8, and if I remember, 12 or 16 (?), but they were much more expensive, at about $7.50 for a box of 4. However the price did decrease proportionately with the larger packages.
Walgreen's was the most expensive, and also had multiple package sizes. And although they were on the shelf, they were locked in a plastic cabinet on the shelf.
I'm wondering if any of the health and nutrition stores would have any Magic Bullet, such as a GNC? Will have to look into that, unless anyone can shed any further information on that.
I did google it, and there are plenty of places that sell it online. Would prefer to just pick some up locally if possible, and not have to pay shipping costs too, as from the couple sites I did visit, they weren't real cheap! Then to justify the shipping costs, I'm sure most people, (me included), would tend to purchase larger quantities. I would like to try it, before I stock up on it!
Reading posts earlier this morning I remember someone mentioning the Fleet with Bisacodyl. While 'shopping' I looked at the Fleets on the shelf, and all I had seen was the saline enema, and mineral oil enema. Read packaging, but didn't see any that contained bisacodyl. Am I missing something here... or is that another product I won't find on a pharmacy shelf?
Don't know what it is about a standard saline Fleet, I had tried them before, and was lucky to be able to hold one for 5 minutes, before I was doing a 'fast' duck walk with my cheeks clenched!
That's the reason I questioned if adding a Fleet to a 2 quart bag would help. It sure worked good, (and fast) lower down...
But saline, isn't that just a form of salty water? I've used a baking soda and salt solution before, (2 to 3 heaping tablespoons of baking soda, 1 heaping of regular table salt, per 2 quarts water). Would that little Fleet be much more concentrated with salt? The Fleet I can't even hold, but when I do 2 quarts, even with the baking soda and salt, it seems to take forever to come out!
I've read the comments about using the Dulcolax and feeling the 'urge' even long after one is empty. That's why I wondered about doing a rinse after a Dulcolax. I don't think I would like that feeling...
As it is, even after doing 2 to 3 two quart enemas, and over a period of 'a couple hours', I still sometimes feel like I'm not empty. It's not until 'hours' later that I know for sure if I emptied all the way. It could be as many as 6 hours later, finding myself making a 'run' for the bathroom because there was still some water left up me.
I'm not a 'daily' enema receiver, usually, maybe, once a week. Just don't want to devote an entire day to taking it in, then hanging around the bathroom all day, even with a little television in there. At some point I'd sure like it to be over and done with, so I can get on to other things.
Nothing else planned for the rest of the evening, so going to give Dulcolax a try.
Oh, and thanks for the very informative reply!
P.S. Gee... Anyone else ever wonder why on such a site words such as Bisacodyl, Dulcolax, (and 'many others' I've had to refer to over time, that 'I' can't spell), all related to the subject matter here, aren't included in the online spell checker?