I know that most all of you have been on here awhile and have answered the same questions over and over! I searched the old posts and found no answers.
For many years I have gone to my physician with complaints of my bowels. Complaints that I see posted over and over here. I went thru the ol' IBS, Psychotherapy, stress, etc. explanation and sent off for a colonoscopy without getting to talk to the digestive diease guy. I finally got to sit down and talk to one. We did a Sitz marker test. Of course that week my body decided to do its thing. Anyway, I took it on a Monday, had the first xray on Friday in which there were 11 markers. Then the next one was on Monday in which there were no markers left. I have not talked to the doctor, just to the nurse. She seemed to think this was okay and I should just go on taking the Miralax. I have an appt to see the doctor in 2 weeks.
I am so frustrated, upset, tired.........Miralax does not do anything. I take it daily and most times twice a day. Any advice on questions to ask, things to say, what to do.
My next question is this......if you don't have a BM every two weeks to once a month, what happens to it. What does it do to your body...what other symptoms manifest? I have all the symptms of thyroid but the tests are always normal. Could this affect my weight and ability to lose weight? I exercise, watch what I eat, sometimes go overboard but normally not. I will stay the same for weeks then wake up one morning and be 10 pounds heavier.
Can someone kind of explain this to me? I have lived with it so long it has become the norm!!