I've been doing enemas for about nine months until I stopped in August. I was doing them for constipation. To begin with everything was good. I did warm water enemas (1 quart). I tried coffee enemas to begin with but they were too stimulating. I tried salt water enemas and the liquid just stayed inside me (recently I tried a cup of urine in the enema water and that was very soothing). Plain warm water (filtered) was recommended by my colonicist.
All was well to begin with. I got the hang of it. Sometimes enemas were good - productive and relaxing and other times unproductive and caused a bad mood. On the plus side, brain fog vanished and my memory sharpened. Generally my mood was good and I could cope with stressful situations/people much better. I was doing enemas almost every other day. I could not do normal BMs in between. Because I felt so good I wasn't really bothered though it was always difficult to do when staying in other people's homes and travelling. I also did some parasite courses during this time so the cleansing didn't seem excessive.
Over time I was getting sore after the enema. I had to put a hot water bottle on my stomach afterwards. I did a course of Humaworm and despite doing frequent enemas I felt bloated and bunged up. I did some Castor oil flushes with really good effect. Then I stopped enemas. The castor oil worked ok but in between I was bloated and constipated. I did another enema. The following day I had bad stomach pain. An ache, as if I had been kicked in the stomach by a horse. On my right side, near my belly button. This lasted for 24 hours. Then went.
The following week after an enema the same pain occurred. And the week after that. I went to the doctor who did a blood test, told me to stop doing enemas and said they were too hard on the bowels and to take Lactulose. I am also to book a barium enema to see anything obvious is causing the constipation.
I would be very interested to hear if anyone else has had this experience or similar.
I've done the coffee enemas for a couple of years with no problems (I always go to the bathroom on my own once or twice every day before I do the enema). The pain you describe sounds like what I went through with gallbladder attacks.
My gallbladder pain was to the right of my belly button too. I haven't had constipation problems, but every day I have juice with carrot/beet/cucumber/kale/celery/spinach/radish. That keeps things moving.
I did the Hulda Clark gallbladder flush for months before I finally went to have it out. They can see the Gallstones with an ultrasound, in case that is the problem.
I used plain tap water enemas every other day for a couple of years and never had a problem. When I stopped using them so frequently my normal bowel movements resumed, so there didn't seem to be any ill effect. Everyone obviously responds differently and the advice from the old doctor/patient routine "Hey doc, it hurts when I do this", "Well don't do that!" probably applies here.
There's an excellent website you should visit which tells you everything you need to know about giving yourself enemas. It's http://www.OptimalHealthNetwork.
Extremely informative. You can by 5 min videos showing how to properly give yourself a therapeutic enema. They also have special equipment which help you avoid cramps after enemas. I can tell you one thing...if you are experiencing cramps in the abdomen after enemas it is bcuz you're taking the enema too fast, and you're not massaging the abdomen during the intake of water. I've been taking enemas (coffee and other kinds of enemas w/ supplements) for about 2 years now. Go to Optimal Health Nework. It'll help you a lot. All the best!
Thanks for posting. That link does't work but I think I found the right website. They are selling a lot of stuff!
The pain I have isn't cramps. I have never had that. This is like a dull ache/a soreness. It has led to 3 specific episodes of sore stomach that has lasted about 24 hours. The first time was after an enema when I had not had an enema for some time (or passed stools). I was very backed up and I just guessed that was the explanation. The second time happened a day after I had done a castor oil flush. The third time was again after an enema. But with both of these times there had been a gap of a day.
For the time being I have stopped both enemas and castor oil flushes and I am a bit nervous of both which is annoying because they are both helpful for me in different ways. I have been taking Lactulose for constipation which worked to an extent (unbeleivable gas) and then I had stop that as I starting reacting to it (excema). I am very food sensitive.
The good news is that I am starting to have BMs daily though small. Are you doing enemas for constipation or am I the only one!