I'm working on my IBS management menu, especially the rectal part as the oral maintenance fiber and Mirilax is pretty fixed. So far I have tried SSE and tap water (many, generally my go-to enema. Usually it's mild SSE or TW, but when things are going slow I mix it stronger), saline and soda (doesn't work well, very long expulsion times), bisacodyl and soap (powerful but good), and Mayo (powerful but good), and Susie's Rough Ride (exactly as the name indicates, so this isn't one I'll pull out to clear the pipes because it ties you up metaphorically and literally for 4-6 hours).
I'm looking for more suggestions to try. Here's what I would like ideally: solutions that will run the gamut from a nice, calming clean to a "blast the shit out" Ideally they would have minimal after-effects with a rinse (though having some rinse-less ones would be good as well). Solutions that would be easy to clean up after, and probably ones that are a quart or bigger (it seems that I get a better reaction no matter the solution when I fill my sigmoid, and the small solutions only get the rectum). I'd be willing to try ones that don't meet all these critera, though - my only hard limit is safety. No turpentine or hydrogen peroxide or other "bye-bye colon" enemas.
I know that "WHY?" is likely a big question in people's minds. My thinking is several reasons: first, there are sometimes when being "nice" and giving myself a mild SSE or tap water enema just doesn't work well - it gets stuck and I feel just as bad or worse. IBS also seems to be best treated if you vary what you do, because doing the same thing over has reduced effectiveness after a while. There are also times when I want something different (don't we all?) Lastly there are times when I'm so frustrated with my gut that a strong, very crampy solution has an emotional as well as physical cathartic effect.
I'll probably try a M&M at some point just to say I've done it (though the cleanup doesn't appeal). I'm not sure if I'll try a garlic enema because I don't want a garlic scented enema bag (I've seen what can happen with plastic containers). I might try a "3-6-9" (tripled 1-2-3 enema) because that might be large enough to work well. Any other suggestions?