thank you so much for sharing this with us.
I have to say this based on my own experience: all depends only on each condition...
I tried Triscuets, Activia, very potent Probiotic from the fridge, tons of different stool softeners and laxatives, fiber and prune juice - nothing is working for me.
Metamucil was the worse experience for me although I know people who had good results with it.
Miralax worked for a short period of time, than stopped working as well.
Besides the fact that I am taking strong and a lot of opioids, my colon damaged after spinal fusion; I mean nerves which support normal bowel and bladder function are damaged. I don''t have any bowel function and have bladder problems as well.
I suffer so bad with this areas of my body not knowing what can I do. I even do colonic for myself on most days of the week. I know all this is bad for me; how can at least 16 different laxatives and softeners can be good for you every day to take? But I have NO choice at all.
My Gastro offered a bag, but I am only 54 - how dare can I do that? I know that soon I will have to agree b/c living the way I leave now, spending hours every day in the bathroom suffering and bleeding is not good either, but I am scared of another major surgery, I had 12 of different major once already and the last spinal fusion almost killed me: heart failure and pneumonia as a result 30 minutes after the surgery in a recovery room.
If anyone here has to deal with same thing every single day - please, talk to me! I need help knowing that nobody can help me unless I have bag surgery, but what if someone here may have something good to share with me?
All the best to you all, I hope tomorrow will be a better day to all of us!