Once I go to the bathroom and release a pretty solid piece of waste, the runny nose settles down but doesn't go away
. About 10 to 20 minutes later, I need to go
again. This time, it's a bit less solid. After that, the "cold" ends.
This started at the age of 57 for me. At the time of this writing, I'm 59. I want to thank everyone for posting their experiences. I certainly don't feel so all alone now.