I am a 51 yo male, 30 year history of ortho issues, many with constipating drugs [vicodan].
When in the hopsital; I get colace to attempt to counteract the opiates. My last stay almost 2 years ago for a week [much better].
I have yet to find any definite 'triggers'; coffee seem to be one; I've gotten used to being without.
1] I really don't have a pattern of regularity
a] near water, mush, soft, hard, near impacted without much rhyme that I can put together.
2] Would a possible cause be not being able to find an appropraite place / time to sit down over a long time [years] or otherwise not responding to nature calls? These days, I try to respond to urges [I can sometimes tell, based on the urge, what the expected output will be]
3] gas isn't an issue for me; my wife wants me to take Tums
4] I take 600mg Ca, 200mg magnesium; along with a muti, C; bentyl andsome others from time to time.
5] anyone have a source for psyllium tha is cheap without sweetness??