Scoliosis & IBS

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Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 12/1/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
about 12 years ago I had IBS (D) that was so severe that it kept me housebound
for a couple of years. (Misery) It went away after I was diagnosed with Attention
Deficit Disorder and treated with the medication that helps ADD. It was a very
strange off-label sort of thing.

Now, I have chronic pain due to back problems. I get constiptated but control it
by taking 4 or 5 Senokot-S a night.

My question: When reading the direction to take, almost every Laxative warns
"Do not take this if you have Scoliosis"

Does anybody know why?? I asked my doctor and he had never heard of it.

Pamela Neckpain

I believe Scoliosis only hits 2% of the population so I'm not exactly holding my
breath waiting for an answer.

Lady Frog
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 12/1/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Just an idea not based of anything medical but maybe the curve of the spine causes the guts to curve too? Then taking a laxative might not be a good idea if you are prone to obstructions or kinks I guess we could call them. I had a friend with scoliosis and I know she had some gut problems that her doc said was caused by it.

Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 12/5/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Lady Frog,
Rivet! You said it.
That is exactly what I was thinking.
It's a kinda scary thought so
I thought
I must be wrong!
That can't be it.
I am soooo careful.
(I'd better keep it up)
Thanks for responding.
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