keriamon, thanks for your detailed response!
I go to a chiropractor and he said that there are top of the line vitamin stores, middle ones, and mediocre ones (these give drugs that are just a bunch of chemicals that are passed through the urine). so if i buy something in capsule form, I'll be sure to buy from a good place. he said that organic is best.
I have been constipated for days and days!! Do you think that, in this condition, it will ever be possible for me to have regular bowel movements without all the help of pills and or prune juice/probiotics, etc.? I'd hate to have to rely on these forever!
Keriamon, I know what you mean about people needing to take medicine when they get older. However, I finally had a bowel movement today and I was not taking my GERD meds today. Therefore, for me I believe that it could be that the medication I am supposed to take for GERD is part of the cause of the constipation! Sometimes medications are not good to take.
Wow, that is interesting that PPI's can do such damage, yet doctors keep perscribing them!
I really am not sure what to do about that at this point. I'm not sure if over the counter meds could work for me since I think that my GERD is a strong case.
TexasJen, thanks for your post. my primary doctor told me to eat a high amount of fiber and miralax due to my constipation. We don't know yet if I do have gastroparesis. I definitely have a slow eliminating process, but it might not be a nerve issues, as is the case with gastroparesis. If I have gastroparesis, I read that I need to eat low fiber foods. So I don't know if my PCP made a mistake in telling me to eat high fiber foods, or if she just meant to treat the constipation.
I will go to a GI before deciding on a treatment option. I will ask for the stomach emptying test. What did your results show?
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 2/14/2007 11:58:10 PM (GMT-7)