Hi Everyone, i would love to hear from anyone who has/had problems with loose stools.
I've had this issue ever since discovering pop and probably before.(don't remember)
Every now and then i will have a firm stool (easier to pass) but mostly it is soft, causing incomplete evacuation.
This is such a struggle for me to try to stay firm, i have done tonnes of research on "loose stools" but the more i read on the subject the more confused i become.
I was doing so well up until about 2 weeks ago when my stool became very loose. This setback is most disturbing and couldn't work out why this happened, and then i realised that id'e been having a chocolate yogo or two each day. It's the only thing i can blame it on. Maybe it's the milk. I have not had any dairy products for the last couple of weeks and have done the Brat diet (banana rice apple sauce and toast) Sometimes it will firm up a bit and then become loose again. I wouldn't say it is diarhea as i only pass once a day and it's not like i have to run. I wonder if it's a part of having pop? but from what i read here it seems that most have the reverse to me.
I have also tried eliminating wheat from my diet but that doesn't
seem to be the cause either.'' Kellogs All bran'' (granular) helps to firm up a bit but it is still an ongoing struggle to acheive firmness.There is no pain associated with all of this.
Prior to this happening i would take magnezium powder the night before but not every night, only when needed and the rest of the time i would do the up and down method. Now neither are working and it's got me rather puzzled and concerned.
I do realize that the magnezium is a stool softener but it helped me to empty and worked every time. I don't know what else to do except to may be having a stool analysis. Wanted to check with you all for any ideas before doing this.
I'm also thinking that i have been carrying a watering can with about 3 litres of water in it which could have led to a pop setback and in turn caused the inability to complete evacuation. How do i know the max weight for me to carry?
Has anyone had problems with loose stools?
Thanks for reading. Mishek