I’ve been having such problems again going to the bathroom. This is an issue I’ve struggled with for years but continues to to get worse. Every time I think I found something that works it eventually stops working. My main problem is twofold. I can’t push and I can’t hold. Meaning I can’t get it out and if it’s coming out I can’t hold it in and I’m going to have an accident. Sorry to be so graphic but is there any other way to be with this topic.
I take triphala and stool softeners daily. I eat mostly vegan so I eat a lot of vegetables. I was eating psyllium husk daily. I use suppositories and take laxatives on occasion. All this stuff works for a period of time and then I’m back to the same problem, I can’t get it out. I’m bloated and uncomfortable and running out of ideas and options. It isn’t like I can take things that would give me diarrhea because then I’d be having accidents all the time and couldn’t leave my house.
It is said that more than 70% of people with MS will experience some sort of bowel symptoms as per Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. They recommend the following to help: https://mymsaa.org/ms-information/symptoms/bowel-problems/
I do a lot of this list. It has gotten bad again this past month for no reason. The Triphala was working great. I have tried to increase the dosage but it hasn’t helped. I will call my doctor on Monday because I’m at a loss. What a horrible symptom of MS.