This is such an odd subject to bring up, my bowel habits, but from previous posts I know that many of us struggle with constipation. It is a side effect of many medications, and there are many ways to combat it.
I have eaten so many prunes I get sick of them! Then I have to turn to stool softeners and laxatives, which ironically I found out your body can become dependent on for bowel movements.
A friend of mine gave me an idea she got from her mother, who is in her late 80s. She used to place a halved or quartered lemon in water and leave it in the fridge. This water was the only water she drank, at least 4 eight ounce glasses a day, and kept refilling the pitcher. She said to leave the lemon in there for a month....but I change mine every week. I drink a lot of water.
I tried this for the last two weeks, and now I am off of the stool softeners and laxatives. It works very well! I also have to keep up my fiber intake, but that is my normal now.
The idea for me is to keep rotating if I need to, if one stops working, or just do a combination of the lemon water and prunes to balance things out on days I can't be home with my water. I have also started adding lemon balm and lemon grass with peppermint tea to help my stomach issues and have noticed a reduction in anxiety as well as slight improvement in the GI issues.
I hope this helps someone as it did me!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
Pelvic adhesive disease, IBS, SI dysfunction, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety, 11 pelvic surgeries for pain, adhesions, endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, and ovarian remnant syndrome.