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Chronic Constipation

Stop Treating the Symptom of Constipation & Start Treating The Cause

Going through life with a chronic illness is lonely, painful and at times soul destroying, but the hardest aspect to try and overcome is the depression that lingers. For many years growing up there were times when I wanted to give up on everything, to me, this ‘thing’ that I had with my digestion was holding me back; […]

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coffee as a laxative

Coffee & It’s Effects On The Gut

I love coffee, I think there’s something about the act of making it, choosing it and there is an etiquette to drinking it. Don’t get me wrong I’m true to my roots and will always choose tea to unwind with, but when it comes to socialising, business or post workout Coffee is my go-to drink.

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Chronic Constipation & Depression

Chronic Constipation & Depression

Living with chronic constipation is hard, both physically and mentally. It is embarrassing to talk about as it is often a source for crude jokes, whereas its counterpart, diarrhoea is more commonly sympathised, due to its link with food poisoning. Constipation is a result (or symptom) of an underlying problem. Such as, colonic inertia, IBS, crohns disease, celiac […]

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The Final Diagnosis

The Final Diagnosis

So yesterday I was completely out of it and couldn’t report back, and as i’m writing this I’m still very low on energy. Wednesday was the day where I got all the results and final diagnosis. On monday I had my X-ray for my Stitz marker test and today I had my colonoscopy, anorectal manometry and […]

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Day #2

Day #2

So today I went back to the hospital to take my Sitz marker pill (test) and also had a saline enema, as I was feeling uncomfortable, and I wasn’t able to take any laxatives until after monday, which is when I will have the X-rays. But feel much better now. I will cheek back in on […]

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