Bowels asleep not constipated

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Sue2z
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   Posted 1/6/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I am unable to move my bowels but im not constipated , its as if the muscle is affected either by the fibro as it does with other muscles or the meds I take, I wondered if anyone else is the same.  Every laxative I take my body adjusts to within a few weeks but I only take them to try force the muscles.  Im on narcotic patch but I cant go off it as it really controls my pain levels.  Does anyone else have the same problem, its hard to try tell the med proffesion im not constipated.
Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


lost in philly
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   Posted 1/6/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue! I have had the same problem, feeling like my inside are asleep. I shy away from more drugs whenever I can (laxatives) so I cant tell you how they work...although it sounds like you know. But I take magnesium (yep, just the Vit) 2 doses throughout the day and that totally controls it. If you are dosing too high you will get diarrhea, so back off till it feels right. Besides its good for you!

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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/6/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lost in philly and welcome. If you have been reading some of the crazy threads you know many of us are lost somewhere. smilewinkgrin The holidays are over and we are all suffering from the cold and dreary winter.
 
I have IBS but there are times when for a few days it feels like my bowels are asleep. I'm not on any narcotics and I haven't changed any meds so I have no idea what happens. I always go on my own without laxitives after a while. My doc has told me if I don't go for a few days and start trying to throw up to get to the ER cause it could be a blocked bowel. That hasn't happened. This just started happening to me in the past few months. With our muscles who knows??? I would bring it up to your doc if you haven't.
 
Read all you can and ask questions philly and we will be here for you.
 
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Jim M
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   Posted 1/6/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue2z said...
I am unable to move my bowels but im not constipated , its as if the muscle is affected either by the fibro as it does with other muscles or the meds I take, I wondered if anyone else is the same.  Every laxative I take my body adjusts to within a few weeks but I only take them to try force the muscles.  Im on narcotic patch but I cant go off it as it really controls my pain levels.  Does anyone else have the same problem, its hard to try tell the med proffesion im not constipated.

My meds make me feel the same way. It feels like I am numb insude.
I have found my magic cure you may want to try.
 
20 oz of Prune Juice before bed is what I use, but you might try it in the afternoon.
Stay near the bathroom... takes about 1 or 2 hours.
 
No matter how numb my insides feel, they are no match for a Big Glass of Prune Juice.
 
I found this remedy from the book Cures The Drs Don't Want You To Know
 
Needless to say, I never waste my $$ on stool softeners or laxatives anymore.
 
If you decide to try it, you may have to find the correct dose.
I'm at 22 OZ now. When Mr. Prune Juice says it time, there is very littloe effort on my part.
 
Hope that Helps....
 
Jim.....
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.
Jefferson, Thomas
1743-1826 Third President of the USA


K9
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   Posted 1/6/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
A fellow pain patient told me to try Milk of Magnesia. The first dose I took was too small and did nothing, the second dose was too much and I regretted it. I just bought some of that Metamucil and I'll try that and see how it works. I need something though - this really sucks. I'm sure for me it's the Tramadol - I had no problems until I started taking it daily.
I have Fibromyalgia, and nothing else!
I take Lyrica 225 mg/day and Tramadol (150mg time-released)


Sue2z
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   Posted 1/6/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, I will go out today and buy the things you have suggested, it would be great if they worked plus cheap. thanks again.   sue2z.  Im releived that there are others who feel the muscles are asleep rather than just constipated.

Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


donnaeil
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   Posted 1/6/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Some folks use Colace. It is common to have sluggish bowels with narcotics. Colace is a stool softener and not a laxative.

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