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So tired of this. First I have had chronic constipation since I was a child. Nothing seemed to help. In my twenties, thirties and forties, never thought to much about it, didn't really bother me. But now I am 55, and started opiates for severe back pain at the age of 48. Which made things worse. Got tired of taking Movantik, Senna. The Senna works, but it's harsh, and I end up going to the bathroom all day, cramps, hemorrhoids, rectal pain, etc. I finally had enough and went off opiates cold turkey 8 months ago. I think the opiates messed digestive system, as haven't been the same since. Started a few weeks ago, more fiber such as grapes, raisins, oatmeal, brown rice, 8-9 glasses of water, strawberries, etc. Now I feel the constant need to defecate all day and night. Only to have a few marbles, pellets or broken up stool. If I am lucky I will have a formed bowel movement. I don't understand the constant feeling of fullness, and having to go all day. This is no way to live. Had a bowel exam and rectal surgeon ruled out Rectal prolapse. I have so many medical bills, cannot afford colonoscopy, right now. Does anyone else have this problem?
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