I also wanted to add that holding your bowels tend to dry them out as well as the moisture does goes away. That is why constipation is not just about
not being able to go but its also about
the dryness as these two go hand in hand. The best advice I can give you on that is, GO when your body says to GO if you can and try not to hold it if necessary.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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