Before getting pregnant, I was seeing a GI for chronic constipation and severe stomach pain, likely ulcers. There were thoughts of colitis, IBS, or maybe even Crohn's.
When I got pregnant, he canceled the colonoscopy and endoscopy we had scheduled, told me to stop miralax and the antacids, and told me to work more on my fiber/water intake, and take lactulose if absolutely needed.
Pregnancy hasn't done good things for me in this department. I stopped pooping entirely, and my stomach pain was terrible. It was 17 days before I had a BM, and that was after colace, Metamucil, enemas, and glycerin suppositories failed. My midwife gave me the green light for senokot, and that finally worked.
But now...I tried it again a couple weeks later, and it's not working. It seems I can't have a normal bowel movement while pregnant, and my options are limited for OTC AIDS. Most of those approved aren't working at all, or work once, then stop.
For the record, I eat healthy, drink water, and exercise regularly. Does anyone have any advice? Any strange tip or trick that worked for you? I'm desperate.