I am still no nearer a diagnosis… but have got constipation under control after seeing an NHS Bowel and Bladder nurse. She devised a programme for me… and it works. This is it, and all things are available without prescription, though I’ve got Laxido on prescription because my usual online suppliers don’t stock it.
For breakfast: 2x Weetabix and milk, sprinkled with just less than a tablespoonful of Linseeds; however best build up slowly, starting with a teaspoonful… https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/nuts---seeds/sainsburys-brown-linseed-100g
Later in the day: 1x Laxido Orange sachet… Allow 1 hour after and 1 hour before other meds.
Evening: 2x Senokot Tablets
For me, it works about 2 hours after breakfast, once routine is established.
Good luck… Anne.
PS. I add fruit to the Weetabix because I get soooo bored with it… A really ripe and juicy pear is best, but most fresh pears are hard and dry these days. A banana is good too, but I like banana sandwiches, so can’t do both. Tinned peaches and tinned apricots are a good standby if fresh stuff is unavailable, but need to drain off excessive amounts of juice if you want to liquidise them.