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#1 sjw596

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 01:31 PM

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My GI-NP prescribed pelvic floor therapy, which I'll start soon.  The short story is that while my Motegrity-MOM-Citrucel regimen works, I may suffer dyssynergic defecation, which the PF therapy may help.  Long story short, is that after a given BM, my colon keeps moving stuff along to the point that I feel as though I need another one, all too often. After some research, I found that Imodium may help, but it seems counterintuitive, given that Motegrity is a prokinetic.  I'll ask my GI, but wondered whether others have heard/tried this.  Thanks.



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Posted 10 December 2020 - 06:12 AM

From what I have heard Imodium is used for diarrhea. Please check on Google.

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 01:35 PM

Yes, that was my point: it's unusual, but some practitioners have suggested it for conditions like dyssynergic defecation.



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Posted 11 December 2020 - 06:37 AM

What is dyssynergic defecation

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 02:45 PM

The explanation in the link below provides some good information.  I'm going to start pelvic floor therapy soon, which may help my current distress.  However, while I have symptoms of dyssynergic defecation, I have not been officially diagnosed with it by my GI.  https://www.iffgd.org/lower-gi-disorders/dyssynergic-defecation.html  







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