Around and around I go. Constipation, back pain, abdominal pain, constant feeling that my bowels are not empty. Remember the days when, as a child, you just went potty and that was that. Simple, easy, never a problem, no pain involved. I look at other people and wonder - anyone else feeling like me? I look at my life and despair overpowers me - will I EVER be normal again? Am I going to spend the rest of my life controlled by my bowels ? I have been struggling forever with this problem. It just seems to drag on and on. No medication is successful in getting me back to my youthful normal bowels. I am trying daily walk/runs now, drinking lots of water, eating light (sorry, but all the fiber is just too hard on my system, although I do use Citricul) and TRYING to feel halfway decent. No luck. I am in the DEPTHS of depression BIG TIME!! I just got back some photos (me in them) and was appalled at how bloated my tummy looked. I hardly eat anything, what's the deal here? I am going back to my doctor tomorrow. I don't even know what to say to him anymore. No one has a cure for me. I am sinking . . .