Help with a specific side effect from quitting smoking?
Please forgive my frankness. I quit on Saturday and I’ve not been to the loo since (number 2!) I have IBS anyway and had only just managed to get myself into a good routine and was finally comfortable after years and years of being in pain.
I put this down to the fact that I’ve been having fruit smoothies for breakfast and smoking obviously which is well known to induce bowel movement. I thought that as long as I continued to have the smoothies my bowel function would continue as normal. But no so :-( This is a big problem for me.
So anyway, I took some senna last night and still nothing. It’s like my body is rebelling against my decision. I must add too that I’m using patches so I’m still getting nicotine in my body so this shouldn’t have had such a massive effect. My diet hasn’t changed at all so I can only think that it’s the relative amount of nicotine I would normally pump into my body in one go that would help me go.
SO! Has anyone got any advice on what to do? Apart from eating more fruit and drinking gallons of coffee (which I may just try) I feel like having a cigarette just to go to the loo…but in all honesty…I really don’t want to do that!!! Please help?