I just wanna say thank you. I feel like crying-I relate so much. I've had this problem for almost 30 yrs. It started -or at least I noticed it- once I got sober. I attributed it initially to the lack of baby laxative used to cut cocaine in my diet.But it has persisted through many diet& lifestyle changes attempted to fix it.The worst was giving up coffee-Jesus let me have something! Anyway it has ruled &ruined my life. I just try to accept that I have a chronic illness. My husband thinks it's because I don't eat enough "can't come out if it doesn't go in". Believe me- I've had my phase of eating disorders, & I ate plenty. I've been to John Hopkins. I've had a rectal prolapse repair-nothing has worked. And the whole OCD/anal fixation theory does not escape me. But, it didn't become a fixation until I developed the problem. It is such a digusting shameful problem-with needing to manually disempact all the time. I never go anywhere without latex gloves. If I ever talk about it, I know people think I'm mental-like fibromyalgia suffers.I am seriously considering an elective colostomy. Living like this sucks the big one. Thanks for being here.View Thread
Is the Metamucil the kind that thickens? That makes me gag, though I know it's suppose to be the best. It also gives me gas-which I
have all the time anyway.(life gives me gas)I've tried Benefiber &Miralax and they are easier to take, but also give me gas and don't really work for me. I guess I should try Metamucil again- maybe less since I am 4'11 & 100lbs.(of poopage)View Thread
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