i've never been diagnosed with ibs, but i do pop in here every now and then for advice as i suffer from constipation. what has been weirding me out over the past few months is that my constipation seems to be relieved when i drink a lot of alcohol. i'm not a big drinker at all, but on the occasions where i've had about 4 or 5 drinks, i become regular and have normal, soft stools! then about 2 days later its back to constipation. i went to mexico for my honeymoon recently, and with the daily coronas and banana daquiris, i was in constipation-free heaven for a whole week! lol...
now i realize that taking up drinking as a hobby is not the way to cure my constipation, and i try to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day (8 cups), but that never seems to make a difference. laxatives or stool softeners never seem to work either, only the alcohol drinking! any theories on why this is? i'd hate to have to become an alcoholic just to relieve the pain and discomfort of constipation, lol.........
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