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Re: I'm not sure what you have in mind? stargazer2

Posted by Racer on November 25, 2007, at 21:02:20

In reply to Re: I'm not sure what you have in mind?/Racer, posted by stargazer2 on November 25, 2007, at 19:37:26

I appreciate the suggestions.

Right now, my doctor has prescribed Amitiza, and Miralax. Between the two of them -- I'm alternating between constipation and diarrhea. NOT pleasant, but with either one alone, it's pretty much just constipation.

Metamucil has made things worse for me in the past. The problem seems to be that nothing moves, and since nothing is moving, all the fluid is sucked out of it. Adding bulk doesn't help move things, for me at least. And drinking enough isn't the problem -- I drink too much water, which comes with a different set of problems.

All I can say is, "This really [emulates a Hoover]"

I have an appointment with a gastroenterologist in a couple of weeks, and will be having a colonoscopy. I hope that he'll have a nice fix for it. Or at least that he won't treat the problem as dismissively as one doctor did: "Oh, if you're constipated, it's a sign you don't drink enough water. Simple as that." Um...

Thanks for your suggestions.


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