... 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.

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