Keriamon, the person I spoke to at the ER took my constipation very seriously. She said it was a very serious problem and that I have to see a GI doctor in no more than 72 hours. She just said that the ER can't give the enema until they find out why I am so backed up.
I called the GI place where I have an appointment for the 22nd. I was given a perscription for miralax. I am going to try that. If it doesn't work, I'll call them again and bug them until they see me. At least I went today. It wasn't much but it was something. if i still keep going, then I can wait till the 22nd. if i don't, then i can't wait...
thanks so much for your posts and for caring!! :))
lion00, wow over 3 weeks and no stool? sounds like me! I was hoping to hear that after that you were fine...I'm sorry to hear that you never got that much better. Hope that improves. What do the doctors say might be the reason?
I bought miralax (Rx) and over the counter metamucil today. I'll see if these help!
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FG, it is not unusual for me not to have a bowel movement for up to a week. The longest I have gone (or in this case not gone) is three weeks. I tried laxatives, but 7 or 8 had no results. I even tried an enema. I thought for sure that there was some sort of blockage, but my doctor didn't seem to concerned. He did however finally give me medication that seemed to help, it is called Zelnorm. I take it everyday! It has helped with the pain but I still wouldn't say that I am regular.
Hopefully your doctor will be able to help!
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Post Edited (razzle51) : 2/16/2007 12:52:25 PM (GMT-7)
lion00, i am so so sorry that you had to go through docs who treated you badly!!!!!
I know how that feels!!!!!
In fact, if I were taken seriously before, I wouldn't be in this mess!!!!!
I probably have gastroparesis. nerve damage in the stomach. so I have slow emptying.
I will tell you more about that later. I'm going to try to go eat something now.
I hope everything works out with you! Looking forward to more updates!!
Friendly - you are not alone. I too cannot go for 3 and 4 weeks. Sometimes it is agony. The bloating, the cramping, etc. I have been to umpteen doctors, but I seriously have not found a doc that truly cares. I've tried several of the OTC products and always with the same result: intense cramping and perhaps a tiny stool. I have not tried FLEET as of yet. I was wondering if anyone has?
thanks for listening.
I was also wondering about the colonic hydrotherapy, but am fearful.
Kagome, thanks for sharing. :)
I am sorry that you have not found a doctor who takes this seriously!! It is very serious!
I hope things work out for you.