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starrnr
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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
First, this is a bit yucky. I'm at a loss as to how this happened.

My IBS-C seems to have come back full force. It started with the Depo-medrol shot that I finally recovered from, but it's gotten weird.

This past week I was constipated. Not too bad (so I thought), but the bloating and stuff was bugging me. I had to go to the bathroom (BM) and it wouldn't come out. The pain and pressure was immense - it was "right there" (sitting right in the rectum/anal sphincter area -- sorry), but it wouldn't come out. It literally was stuck. I didn't strain or anything, but still I sat for quite a while...nothing happened. This started Tuesday and finally, I was able to go completely yesterday and this morning. Relief doesn't even describe it. To say my bum hurts, is an understatement. My internal hemmies are probably external now! tongue tongue

I have never, in all of my years of being severely constipated, had this happen. I've gone through alot of things with IBS-C, but never this. I'll take the bloating, cramping and what-not that goes with having severe C, at least I can deal with that.

I really didn't eat anything different over the weekend, I'm off all medications (and have been since June) and the Depo-Medrol should've run it's course by now (it's been about 6 weeks now).

Any ideas? I'd like to prevent this from happening again. Thanks for listening, sorry it's abit gross.

~S.
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RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

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pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
What you've described is severe constipation so how does it differ from when you say you've never had anything happen like that in all your years of severe constipation? What is your severe constipation typically like in comparison to this recent experiance you had?

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starrnr
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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My severe constipation usually involves being totally full, loads of bloating, cramping, gas, with nothing moving; being stopped up for a week or more is normal for me. You know, typical stuff.

This was quite different -- things were trying to move (and come out), but it couldn't. I had an incomplete BM (that's what it felt like anyway), late Monday and then that was it. It's almost like I was swollen shut. I can't explain further without getting totally graphic (and gross).

Make any sense?
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield

RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

Back to Enbrel 5/08 (I've gone full circle!), also currently taking .7ml (17.5 mgs) injectible Methotrexate weekly, 2 mgs Folic Acid daily


7Lil
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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you drinking enough water? Sometimes we get constipated when we're not properly hydrated.
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pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, I see the difference between the usual and your recent episode, to me they both sound like what constipation can behave like, I don't really know what could have changed from what you normally experiance to what you've recently experianced...could just be the nature of the beast (IBS) I know what you've recently gone through is similar to what I've often gone through more so then what is typical for you, that I've never really experianced, I have always felt the major discomfort like you described compared to what is normal for you.

Lots of water, a good probiotic and fibre supplements daily along with regular exercise can be key in aiding IBS be it C, D or A.

You should maybe see your doc since this is something new for you and not your typical pattern for your IBS.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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