Tired of living with Chronic constipation..

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So tired of this. Have had this problem since I was a child. But only until I hit my 50's did I start developing anxiety about it. Don't remember ever fretting about not having a bowel movement every three days, a week etc. Now I get anxious, if I don't go every two days. When I do, just marbles, or pellets, lots of straining. Having pain going down behind my left leg, lower bag, and under left rib cage. Trying everything, more fiber, 8 glasses of water, Konsyl, Benefiber. Only thing that works is Senna-Lax. Had first Colonoscopy at age 45, I am 2 years overdue for another one. Hate the prep, get so nauseas. Trying to get out of debt on other medical bills. I don't know what else to try. Don't want to take Miralax everyday.

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    I understand about the worry about bowel movements ... I drink prune juice ... I try to every day and it usually works, although can be liquid, but figure better than hard stool. I believe we all have the "fear" of a flare-up and landing in the hospital again. I remember that pain and don't want to go back there.

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      I know what you mean. I know they must be sick of seeing me at Dr's office and ER for possible impaction. I'm going to have to eat more grilled Tuna Melts on Rye! With pickles. Yesterday, stopped at a deli, and got an order to go. Had a cup of coffee while waiting. Didn't eat the sandwich until after I sent my original post last night. I was leaning on my elbows on my bed typing, and maybe that position sort of "loosened" things up, and I**finally** had a BM. Thank Goodness. It was fairly loose, but I will take it over constipation. No straining. Then I had another BM with well formed stools, but unfortunately, it turned into diarrhea, and I was on the toilet until 2am. Then again this morning. I guess all that waste/build up needed to get out of me, but now I'm afraid to eat and I'm hungry. Ugh. If it's not one thing it's another. So afraid of getting colonoscopy, and then telling me, I have some form of colon cancer and part of my colon will have to be removed. Tired of all this anxiety. I will try the prune juice again, although not quite sure if I want laxative effects.

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    i m always constipated due to spinal probs i take 2 bisocodile and they clear me right out u can buy them without prescription at any supermarket or pharmacy hope this helps

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