SHERYL’S PERSONAL STORY

I have IBS which cycles between constipation and diarrhea. I am 71 and it has been much worse over the last 2 years of COVID. On the advice of my gastroenterologist I take 11/2 tablespoons of psyllium in water/orange juice plus 1 cap of Clearlax in water every morning. Because on most days I have multiple bathroom visits between 7 and 10:30 in the morning. I can’t plan any AM events. I usually start with formed stools and after 3 or 4 episodes my stools are completely liquid. If I have to go out I may take an IMMODIUM occasionally but I don’t like to as it takes days after to come back to any form of normal. My gastroenterologist says I have a weak pelvic floor and pelvic Physio would help both bladder and bowl function it I have not yet gone that route.

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