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I've always been on and off constipated, but when I was young, I was have a couple of bowls of Raisin Bran and within 8 hours, I'd be on the toilet.
However, about a year ago, it stopped working. I've tried every thing I can think of. I ate a whole bag of prunes and nothing. I drank a whole bottle of prune juice. I had horrible cramps, but no actual movement. I took Senna leaves without success. I started taking Metamucil but no luck. I take Docusate Sodium 300 mg a day, but it doesn't seem to help much. The only thing that really worked was Dulcolax (bisacodyl 10 mg p.o.). OMG it was way, way, way too effective. Horrible cramping... hard stools... more cramping... hard stools followed by a gush of yuck. Half an hour later more need to go. Half an hour after that, just squirting out my intestines. Horrible... but now, even that doesn't work. I'm now taking milk of magnesia, but that isn't working either.
I have small movements a couple of times a day. Rabbit pellet type poop. I'm not on any medication. My diet is scrambled eggs w/ broccoli in the morning, boiled chicken with broccoli in the afternoon, and roast chicken + broccoli and brown rice at night. If I get hungry between meals, I eat whole wheat bread. I drink about 48 oz of liquid a day — 4 cans of Stevia-flavored soft drink with black cherry natural flavoring.
I haven't seen a doctor. I take supplements but nothing out of the ordinary — vitamin C, lysine, creatine monohydrate, and glucosamine chondroitin. I'm 49, male.
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