Hi! Well I had my anal manometry and everything showed normal except the nurse told me I have A sensitivity at one point of my lower bowel sphincter more than most people. But I'm worried! She gave me a diet regimen and I am following it except I am taking Metamucil instead of Citrucel. Years ago I used Metamucil and it worked good, but now all it is giving me are pastey stools which are hard to pass, not formed stools like it used to. I have to use fleet enemas and warm water to help them pass, along with my finger to sort of pull them out. Then I get terrible cramps, like I'm not emptied out. What am I doing wrong?? Does anyone else have this problem?
Should I stick it out with the Metamucil?
I also should add I have been using Milk of Magnesia for about 9 months and it was working great up until recently, so I decided I had better follow the diet the nurse gave me. I know this is bad because the stools weren't formed at all! But it feels worse now! I need advice.