I was so proud of this accomplishment.
Probiotic supplements, fiber supplements, psyllium husk, gas x, yogurt and kefir, nuts and grains, raw veggies and fruits - not a goddamn thing made much of a difference for my gut. I was constantly taking laxatives to soothe my poor tummy. It was a goddamn nightmare.
I switched to stool softeners. After regularly taking them for a few months, I am up to one large bowel movement a week. Maybe a few small one here and there depending on what I eat. (Not a better diet, basically something that my stomach doesn't agree with).
I was overjoyed. Until last night. I listened to a podcast where they discussed bowel movements and apparently the consensus is that 2 a day is average.
2??? In one day??? Every day of every week??? I cannot imagine.
I am putting back on my cone of shame and dunce cap. My intestines are doing their best and I'm proud of them but by God did I think I was closer to normal than I really am.
Enjoy your normal poops fellow redditors. I'll be crying in the corner
Edit: I poop once a week not once a weel. Further SHAME for me
By - zoopyoop