Stephanie - posted on 04/25/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter just turned 5 last month and was dignosed with encopresis 1 1/2 years ago. I knew right away her soiling wasn't "normal accidents", thankfully we got her diagnosis quickly and started a plan of action- Lax-a-day. Which has helped a small amount, very small amount. One of the other big issues we face with her encopresis is that when she would soil herself, she would then get a Urinary Tract Infection to go along with it. So after about 30+uti's she is now on a daily dose of antibiotics AND lax-a-day. None of this just seems to make sense. Her father and I separated before she was born so she has no recollection of us being together, and he and I go to Family Counselling to help our "communication", which most of these "doctors" are now saying will "fix" the encopresis. We have also been to an encopresis specialist. I am tired of "pumping" my child full of medicine and laxatives in hopes that this will solve these issues-which her dad refused in the beginning, but now is all for and not up to trying natural remedies. Has anyone heard of or tried Reflexology to help the encopresis?