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    I am having trouble with my bowel routine. I began having trouble several months ago with lower abdominal pain and frequent constipation. I had several tests done and saw several doctors to no avail. I ended up speaking with a dietician who suggested that I was lactose intolerant and should try the over-the-counter supplement to see if it would help. I have done so and it has really helped things out, only it has helped too much – I am now having random accidents!! I don't experience the pain, but this is way NOT COOL!! What do I need to do to control this problem? I have been taking 5 Senna tablets each night before my bowel program, which I do every other day. My mom is my caregiver on the weekdays and I do not have this problem when she does it. I think she is able to get me cleaned out. I have home health come in on the weekends and it doesn't happen every time but when it does happen it is when they do it. I don't know if its too much Senna or the nurse is not getting me cleaned out or if its a timing issue – my mom does the BP around 10am and the nurse does it at 8am, which has been the case for the last year and half. I've never had this problem before and the only thing I've changed is the dairy supplements and the Senna – I was taking 4 and increased it to 5 when I began having the pain to see if it helped and it did some but didn't take care of the problem. Please let me know what you think I need to do to fix this problem. Thanks!!
    Even though it's not well with my body,
    it is well with my soul.

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    That is too much Senna. Try taking 2 in am & 2 at night.


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