Living with MS: Do You Experience Constipation?

  • To be honest, I do sometimes.  Only a few times has it been so dramatic that I thought I might not be able to stand the consequences.  I attribute at least one occurrence to a possible MS relapse which was effecting my intestinal motility.

     

    This week I wrote about a recent diagnosis I received on Friday morning from my new GI doctor.  It is a condition which we should all be aware of especially since it can be caused by chronic constipation.

     

    Come read Digestive Health and Complications of a Low-Fiber Diet: What is Diverticulosis? and please be sure to leave a comment.

     

    Besides undergoing medical procedures, traveling to speak, and meeting with friends to celebrate birthdays or the holiday, I have been working on a few posts.  Hopefully I’ll get one finished and posted by next week.

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    In the meantime, check out Vicki’s question this week regarding health apps available for use on mobile devices.  I have more than a dozen on my iPhone and enjoy each one for a different reason.

     

    Probably the application which has gotten the most use is “Lose It!” which has helped me to keep track of what I eat, how much I weigh, and what exercise I get.  A great motivator which has helped me to lose more than 40 pounds this calendar year.  Whoohoo!!

     

    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: December 08, 2010