Hi all.... its been a while since I've posted here. So I've still not been to my doctor about
these IBS-esque symptoms I have, mainly bc they come and go. Well, lately my BM's have actually been coming every other day, instead of every 3-4 days. I thought the huge period in between them was what was causing the hard stools and pain. But even when I'm regular I am still having BMs that feel like I'm passing knives!!!!! I just know that I have a fissure, that has to be what is causing the pain (and the small amount of blood on the TP every now and then) and I feel like it keeps getting re-torn everytime I go. I'm so frustrated because I drink water like crazy all day long and was taking colace for a while (200mg per day) and that didn't really seem to make any difference. I am so tired of the painful BM's, I just want them to be soft and normal!!!!!!!!! All the remedies recommended seem to not work for me :( I have a normal diet, I suppose I could eat more fiber, but is that really going to help? I don't want to go to my doctor because frankly, she's an idiot and will just tell me things I already know.
Is there anything else I can do?? Am I missing something?