01/17/19 08:53: MD: Preferably nothing full of sugar. My go-to is decaf coffee with semi skimmed milk. I don't have sugar. I just found this on the internet:
Research has shown that caffeine makes the colon 60% more active than water and 23% more active than decaf coffee (6). However, studies have shown that decaf coffee can also stimulate the urge to poop.
01/17/19 08:30: trix abound: I wonder if it matters what fluids I have.
01/17/19 08:15: MD: Spinach is good. If you are eating extra fiber it really is best to have extra fluid. Lots of fiber with not enough fluid can cause fecal impaction ...... which is a posh way of saying constipation.
I've taken this from the internet
There are things you can do to help reduce your chances of fecal impaction:
Take any stool softeners (medicine that makes it easier to pass) that your doctor prescribes.
Stay active, even if you just go for a daily walk.
Drink plenty of water and eat high-fiber foods to keep your bowels regular.
Please note ....... I really don't think 2 applies to us. LOL!!!
01/17/19 07:54: trix abound: well....more than I usually have....I'm having spinach now.
01/17/19 07:20: MD: That's so stupid. Are you getting plenty of fluids?
01/17/19 07:08: trix abound: stomach pain is 1 of the severe side effects.
01/17/19 06:49: MD: Medicine is supposed to make you feel better. Seems that the side effects cause more pain than they relieve.