Just feeling confused right now..is anyone in this situation and can relate? I take several medications that make my digestion slow and very constipating. Before finally resorting to a stool softener, I would not have a bowel movement all week..and have to wait until Saturday night ) due to my living situation) to take Senna..but it got tiring and extremely uncomfortable because I would start feeling "backed up" the following Tuesday. I could only go, maybe, if I had several cups of coffee with Stevia only in it. Now, I take Colace, and use restroom now about 4-6 times a week..(sometimes twice a day)..but I am just having several (about 12-15..sorry) "pellets". I also don't have to strain enough. However, even this..4-6 times a week and many "pellets" is it enough? What really defines constipation? Yes, I have asked Gastroenterologists, have a new one I am going to see in October..but I get dismissed or conflicting answers..when I ask this question. I feel it is not enough? But my abdomen seems soft..and by Sunday, I wonder if the Senna I have been prescribed for seven years, if I can go off of it. All so confusing. I really want to get off Senna, but it is frustrating,to know if have produced enough over the week, etc. Tonight I don't even want to take the Senna. But I keep taking and taking it..every weekend might thinking "what if I am not "C"..I wish we knew how to tell. Rabbit pellets don't seem like enough. Have seen Doctor's, and No one has a clue. Thanks for reading..just seeing if anyone can relate..
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