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Drastic improvement in symptoms....

Postby jay1975 » 20 Sep 2015, 19:19

Hi friends,

I wanted to take a moment to report on my improvement, and also pass along info regarding what I've been doing that I think is helping.

...basically, I've been off pain medication for the last month and a half. I've seen drastic improvement during this time (I'm not out of the woods yet !), but I would say that I'm about 90% there. Here's a list of things I'm doing which I believe have gotten me this far:

1. No need to mention diet..we all are most likely doing the same thing..high fibre, etc

2. Gummy Fibre. I take 8-10 of these each day, typically 2 or 3 at a time, all before 3PM
http://www.amazon.com/vitafusion-Fiber- ... ll+gummies

3. docusate sodium, 300mg at about 6PM

4. Extremely large amounts of water. Also, I drink lots of water at night. I make it a point to wake myself a couple times, typically midnight and again about 3AM and I consume lots of water.

5. This will be controversial, but I'm often having multiple BM's per day. I ALWAYS have a very good BM in the morning, but at least a few days a week I'll also go late afternoon. I know that for many of us, there's a reluctance to have a BM unless we really need to go. This is to limit the pain/trauma of the BM. Up until a couple weeks ago, I was the same way. If I had to go a little in the afternoon/evening, I would hold it in order to avoid the trauma. Well, a couple weeks ago I really needed to go, and the size wasn't all that large. I also went the following morning, and the size wasn't as large as normal. I now firmly believe that it's better to have several smaller BM's than one large BM....it sort of makes sense. So, I guess what I'm saying is that if you feel like you need to go, then you should just go.


I hope this info helps !
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Re: Drastic improvement in symptoms....

Postby owmybum » 22 Sep 2015, 10:30

That's great jay!!
You are so right.... Holding it in is never a good thing to do... Really dries the bm out.

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