Opinion

... in response to Slow Transit Constipation
  1. paula blanch paula blanch Australia says:

    I was diagnosed with STC 7 years ago. I am a 67 year old woman with no history of laxative use. I am at my wits end trying to manage this. My strategy at the moment is a very low fibre diet and daily glycerin suppositories. I find that doctors are essentially useless in understanding this condition. They think “ constipation” is a simple inconvenience and I just need to eat more fibre! Increasing fibre only makes matters worse. I am terrified of becoming older with this disease and being unable to manage it.

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      t jackson t jackson Australia says:

      Hi Paula,
      I have exactly the same condition as you. I’m female and 59. Had it most of my life. Most Drs don’t have a clue about it and tell you to eat more fibre and drink more water. The fibre only makes it worse. I have tried the electrical stimulation but it didn’t work on me unfortunately. Laxatives are the only thing that works and I’m worried that they might stop working in the future.
      Regards
      TJ

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