question for those with alternating D/C

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   Posted 3/22/2006 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
is it possible to go from constipation to diarrhea in a few hours (say, 2-4 hours)?
or is it a daily/to weekly/ monthly thing. i am asking for my own personal knowledge.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

i'd say its certainly possible to go from D to C in a few hours

I've been C before and been able to go but often not felt as if i have fully gone. Then a bit later along comes the D which i feel is probably why i felt that i hadn't previuosly fully gone - it's like my body is catchintg up cos i was originally C ...


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   Posted 3/22/2006 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been known to go from C to D pretty quickly. I have a natural tendency to be a little C anyways, but when the gall bladder went bad, suddenly I would have a somewhat constipated poop followed less than 30 minuted later by bile diarrhea. Even now I can have a normal poop or even one that's slightly constipated and a little while later have big, very soft poop.

Here's my theory on it: So you eat over the course of today and the food goes through your digestive tract and winds up down low, ready for there to be enough of it to trigger a release. Maybe you just don't get triggered tomorrow morning, or maybe your intestines just decided to absorb too much water or you took an anti-diarrheal pill or ate something constipating like dehydrated banana chips--whatever. So when you do finally poop tomorrow evening or even the day after, that original stool is kind of hard. But what about all the other foods you have been eating in the meantime? They've been going through too. And maybe you got stressed or released too much bile or your intestines refused to absorb water--whatever--and that stool never gets really formed. So you do the first one and the second one takes an hour or two to move into place at the end and when it comes out, it's all watery. What I am eating now for lunch will cause that related stool to be one way, based on the condition of my intestines and what I eat. What I eat for supper will have a different set of variables and the stool related to it can be different from the one caused by what I'm eating now. Just because they all come out of the same place doesn't mean that each part doesn't have the potential to be unique. If that makes any sense. At least that's my theory.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've even had in one sitting going from constipated and finally releasing a formed bowel movement to then having D all in the same sitting, so nothings impossible that's for sure.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good point pb4, I've been through that lots of times.
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   Posted 3/22/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I've done that while having a gall bladder attack: get out the day's regular poo, then hang around and then let the bile poo out.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
okay wow. every time i get on this site, I feel like I have a gall bladder problem more than anything!! I get that ALL the time. I feel constipated, and so I either a.) sit down and have a constipated movement, then 30 min later a nasty bile poop or b.) in one sitting, starts normal then like morphs into some crazy gross stuff!! ughhh sometimes i jsut cant figure out my stupid body haha

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   Posted 3/26/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
yes it is possible to do so.Infact I go from d's to c's all the time and it suck's that 's for sure.

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