This is my first post here on HW and I'd like to introduce myself a bit. I'm 22 yrs-old and study in a Canada's University (College equivalent in US) and english isn't my first language so that's why I sometimes make errors typing.
I've been having problems with my colon for maybe 2 years now and I just can't stand it anymore. I'm not sure what my disease is but all I know is that the gastroenterologist (sp?) didn't detect any physical problem with it and thats why I'm guessing it would help me more to get infos here. I also got a diagnose 2 yrs ago saying that I have a part of the colon that sometimes stops working for no reason but they said I shouldn't be too aware of, but now I am. Oh and maybe I should add that I was and I've been kind of depressed for about 3-4 years now because of a lot of bad stuff is going on these years so for anxiety, I think it's even worst.
So let me describe you my situation:
First of, I have no diarrhea issue, in fact I have issues with constipation. I can feel it everyday cause I have problems evacuating. Some of my symptoms are gas, bloating, colon pain, visible round belly, narrow stools, sometimes only mucus and lots and lots of difficulties evacuating. I always go to the bathroom in the morning right after I wake up cause it seems to be the time when I could evacuate more easily but it doesn't always work. Physically, i consider myself in a good shape even though i do not exercice everyday but i try keeping myself busy and I eat well, meaning a bit of everything but I just eat too much sometimes, just can't stop food is a life's pleasure :P. But even when I eat normal size meals, my digestive system seems to stop working and I'll have to find a way to make it comes out.
I tried metamucil before and it didn't work out great. It seems like fiber isn't a solution to my problem. Even the solution they make me drink to clear my intestin (when i did tests) only works for the 2-3 first glass of laxative. After that, my intestins seems to shut the way somewhere near the end of the road. So from my point of view, it seems like when I'm too stress or too anxious about something, my intestin seems to react by shutting the way and thats why i think i get these problems cause it looks like the harder I try pushing, the more I feel my guts shut so nothing will pass through. Anyone experiences this on a daily basic? I'm living this way for 2 years and just can't stand it anymore..
Well, I'm sorry for this long post cause I know it gets tiring to read so much so I'll stop here, for the moment. I'd like to receive any kind of feedback about this weither it can help or not. Thank you for your precious time and precious comments