Hope you are doing better. I take the prescription "Miralax" twice a day. It does soften the stool. I will go sometimes weeks without a bm and then go days where I feel like I am stuck in the bathroom. Drink lots of water + lots of water. I can tell a difference without out the water. I am the same way if I eat alot of salty foods or sweets it tears me up. No popcorn at all. That will double me over.
Best wishes to you.
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