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hi i too suffer from constipation my dr told me i have Diverticulitis ,is that about the same thing your talking about ?i get both diarea and constipation i have been on all kinds of fiber stuff zelnorm ,benafiber,and now metamucil but none really help for very long .my dr found this when he done a catscan on me .so should i tell my dr about this and do you think it will help im 44 now and this all started when i was like 35 ,and yes my stomach hurts alot from this .
thanks vickie
[QUOTE=vickie45;2924421]hi i too suffer from constipation my dr told me i have Diverticulitis ,is that about the same thing your talking about ?i get both diarea and constipation i have been on all kinds of fiber stuff zelnorm ,benafiber,and now metamucil but none really help for very long .my dr found this when he done a catscan on me .so should i tell my dr about this and do you think it will help im 44 now and this all started when i was like 35 ,and yes my stomach hurts alot from this .
thanks vickie

Hi, I am not sure to be honest as mine was just described 'slow transit of the gut' and the normacol I am taking has given me bm almost daily very easily too, however I only had diarrhoea due to the prune juice making my bowels move quickly, had I not have taken the juice my bm would have been hard. It would certainly be worth talking to your Dr about normacol but it may not be correct for your symptons? Worth asking though, let me know how you get on.

I wish you luck and keep going to the Drs eventually you will see someone who knows the conditions well, I saw a a specialist in Gastroenterology, this was well worth paying for.

Keith