ct can came back i was severly constipated and ened up going to er next morning after laxitives did not help only made pain worse. was under observation for 2 days and came home yesturday gi doctors monday to talk about a medication to try and help regulate and possible testing depending on my insurance one is for immotility anouther for rectal issues. apparently i am prolapsing my butt and my digestive track is unbelievably full. i am still bloating and still having issues but i am closer to answers and hopefully resolution. It was also comforting to here my gi dr to tell me that they do feel fibro is very real and has alot to do with my ibs issues even though this seems to be another thing they understand my fustrations. Unfortinatly They are worried becaue of my age and the issues i am having the complications as i get older if they cant get things under control. So at this point all i can say is i am hanging on to hope and wishing my stomach would shrink back to size cuz the prssure from the distension is killing my back.
I am there with you right now. I have been worried about my constipation as it has been so much worse with fibro than what I experienced with IBS before diagnosis of fibro. I have been doing Bowen treatments that get things moving a little but tonight was a rough one (will not go into details). Should I talk to my doctor about my issues to see if there is something I should be doing?
I am surprised they gave you laxatives as everything I have read always say not to use them as it will make the cramping worse with IBS. I never thought my lower back issues were probably worsened by my bloating that has occurred. I also thought the bloating was from meds. As everyone on here always say don't think everything is fibro/med related and talk to doc.
Keep me updated with progress and I hope everything starts moving smoothly for you again.
yeah look like i will be going an dgetting an in home enama my stomach is killing me again and i am sick cant throw up but at this point i really wish i could. and yes talk to your doctor i stopped talking to mine cuz she kept giving me the i done every test and was told it can cause an obstruction if it continues to grow.
This is a supplement that will help everyone, especially those who take constipating meds, pain medication, and things like Cymbalta, Savella. Stool softeners help, oat bran caps, but always make sure to check with a Dr or pharmacist before adding, they can usually help you choose the best ones. If these are taken on a regular basis it will help keep you from being blocked. Digestive enzymes also help, I get Spectrazyme from my Chiropractor. Makes a tremendous difference!
BTW Probiotics need to be kept in the fridge once opened.
I have been suffering from chronic constipation for two years now, where I am never unconstipated. On a daily basis I take 3 stool softeners everyday as well as miralax twice a day and that doesn't help. I have tried enema's, suppositories, basically I have tried everything out there that they have to treat constipation and nothing ever works for me. Over the past year I have had to do the bowel prep that you normally have to do before a colonoscopy. Every time I get any type of scan of my abdomen my colon is always full of stool.
I actually went to my GI doctor today and they prescribed me a new medication that was just approved by the FDA at the end January and has only been out for about 6 weeks. Its called Linzess and its a capsule that you take once a day every morning. You don't have to take miralax or stool softeners and hopefully it will help me. It is used to treat chronic constipation and it can also help with abdominal pain that is caused from being constipated. I will let you know how it goes. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
Oh Victoria, that is so painful… I also suffer from chronic constipation & finally after years of trying everything, I eat oatmeal every morning, with ground flax seed, probiotics, aloe Vera juice ( cold compressed) its cheep and taste like water, 4-5 fiber gummies ( fiber well by vita fusion) , vitamin C crystals ( mixed in OJ, works wonders) an apple or orange daily, lots of water ( at least 40 oz daily) and when all that fails psyllium , it’s discussing to drink, but will push things through, this has to be taken with tons of water. Before & after.
You have to find what works best for you, but I can say the oatmeal ( high fiber ) has kept me regular, acidophilus, aloe, vit.c it’s all a lot of effort , but worth it !
Hugs & blessings
Ok. Here is what I do for my child with CP.
Miralax daily at lunch. Every morning using senna daily.
Every 2nd day using a stimulant suppository.
She has motility issues from stroke damage. The miralax keeps things soft by holding water, so it is important to drink plenty of plain water. The senna is to send move signals to the body with a natural suppliment. and the suppository send an immediate signal to go.
I have been doing this for years with her.
Occasionally she needs extra mirilax and very rarely she needs an enema.
Once it settles you will be back to normal.
you can drink heavy doses of miralax in a sports drink 4 cap fulls at 17grams per cap into a 32oz poweraid. Drink it with lots of water and a clear diet to break down the fullness. I have actually had to do an in hospital treatment for my daughter once where they used the solution with an NG tube.
Hopefully you can get the bulk gone and reset from there.
tHANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE I WILL TRY SOME I DO GO BACK TO GI MONDAY FOR SOME IND OF PILLL THATS SUPPOSED TO HELP AND SEE IF I CAN GET PT FOR MY BUM. CUZ I BELIEVE I MAY HAVE SOME MOTILITY ISSUES BUT MY BIGGEST IS MY BUTT DOES NOT WANNA DO ITS JOB I GUESS. I WAS TOLD TO DO AN ENAMA SO I AM GONNA TRY IT TOMORROW. SO FINGERS CROSSED IT WORKS CUZ I CANT TAKE THIS SICK FEELING ANYMORE. HAPPY FIBRO HAS NOT BEEN FLARING SUPRISING BECUASE OF HOW MUCH STRESS I AM NOW IN BUT FOR SOME REASON STRESS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE MY TRIGGERS EVERYTHING SEEMS TO FLARE MOST WHEN THINGS ARE MORE GOOD AND I SEEM CALM. UHH TY AGAIN THOUGH I AM GLAD I FOUND THIS GROUP I TRULY AM AND GRAETFUL YOU AL STOPPED TO GIVE SOME ADVISE AND SUPPORT