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   Posted 2/22/2010 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
about 2 weeks ago I experienced a level of my acid reflux which included vomiting that of which I've never encountered before every since then I've had severe,chronic constipation and when I get the urge to have a bowel movement it is followed by extreme naseousness to a point where I have to struggle not to throw up..also Ive lost about 12 pds in 2 weeks because the constipation and gas leave me so bloated Im horrified of eating a nice size meal so all i eat is soups,veggies and fruits and plenty of water..Ive been to the gastro doc and all of my test are negative..Are these symptoms of ibs?? Someone pls help..Its only been a couple of weeks and I feel like my whole life has changed!!

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   Posted 2/22/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey jazz , I'm soory your having such a hard time right now . I have no expertice in IBS ,its not what I'm suffering from . But I'm up and I wanted to tell you to hold on , I'm sure later on that others on this forum will be able to offerr you help .I'm assuming its keeping you up because your awake like I am now . So please hold on , the peolpe here are knowledgable and giving , I'm sure it won't be long before someone will log on and offer you some great info .Please stay strong and know that you are in the right place to receive help and empathy`.
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   Posted 2/22/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you had a transit marker test where you take a capsule with rings in it? I was told I had IBS for years and 2 years ago, I saw a colorectal doctor that ran all kinds of tests.

I swallowed the capsule with the markers in it and had xrays everyday for 5 days. The markers showed that I have colonic inertia, which is an extreme form of slow transit constipation. I do not have IBS. For some reason, my colon does not have good peristalosis to propel the stool down to the rectum.

This is a nightmare for me and I now have to take mega doses of miralax, use suppositories, and disimpact.

Have you tried taking miralax for the constipation?

Ask your doctor about the transit marker test!

Joan M
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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have it too and it is gross. Even if I take the "pain pills" which are not supposed to affect constipation like tramadol...I get backuped. Have to take lots of fiber products like bene-fiber and konstyl and notice if there is a change in my diet, eating too much or too little...I get it.


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