do you have IBS-C?
i don't know if you said or not. I had this problem as well for a few months, the docs said I have diverticulosis and probably IBS. it goes in cycles for me. so I was taking fiber supplements and miralax..and i only eat veggies and whole grains..so you'd think it would be fine. but it wasn't. it wasn't lack of fiber or water, it was just my colon not moving. the doctor thought about some kind of medicine with an R but I was like, I don't know. I started looking up everything I could about IBS. they say it can be triggered by stress but they mostly focused on IBS with diarrhea.
anyways. I was in so much pain I did go to the ER but they gave me valium because they said it relaxes the muscles, and mine were spasming from the inside of my left hip all the way round to my spine. my stomach looked huge, i had to wear sweats. the pain went away. not much else happened.
lately i have started meditation, and I do hypnosis apps for peace of mind. then i missed some days of fiber supplements and just wasn't hungry, just drank water for a whole day.
for some reason, the constipation just completely reversed to going bathroom three times a day. maybe i was stressing? Maybe too much fiber( a doc told me it was possible. he also said too much senna has an opposite affect, but senna makes my face puff up so I can't use it)
I don't know exactly what happened, i am just glad it's over. my tummy has been fine all week, after months of miralax and metamucil. I have bipolar disorder and have been raging lately( this whole week) and i am hoping it was just stress and i just didn't know it.
maybe the meditation and hypnosis allowed me to de-stress and let my colon finally chill out? I don't know. something happened. ( not to gross you out, i wasn't impacted with hard matter...it was always soft when it did come out, from all the water and fiber. it just was that my colon just would stop)