I'm wondering if anyone has been in this situation? I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis two years ago, but everything else worked fine. However, in the last six months, I have needed to use laxatives to get things going (sorry for TMI). In the beginning it was only every now and then, but lately in the last three months it has reached the point where nothing happens unless I use something, but by something I mean I have used an entire bottle of Miralax, prescript
ion Lactulose, double doses of ducolax and bottles of mag citrate, and then it reached the point that it would be more than ten days even with these over the counter methods. So I finally make an appointment with a GI doctor in the same office as the one who diagnosed my GP, thinking surely they would find this a concerning matter. The doctor tells me this is very common among women (really???) and she tells me I'm simply plugged up (that's why I'm there!!!) but I want to know why!!! Anyway, she gives me a sample (two boxes) of Amitiza, and tells me to take it at bedtime because it can cause nausea, and call her in two weeks. I leave thinking finally I will have something that works. Wrong, it did nothing, and when I call and leave a message it was 14 days and no results. The medical assistant on the phone tells me that the GI doctor stills says I'm "plugged up", and to try another bottle of the mag citrate, and some ducolax, and call and let them know what happens. I know that "C" is not a disease but a symptom and has anyone ever gone through anything like this crazy scenario? If these over the counters were working I wouldn't have gone there in the first place! I asked the medical assistant if the GI doctor thought there was anything wrong? and she said no. I just don't think this is normal! and I told her so! I wonder if she would want to go 14 days? probably not! I'm sure she would be at the doctors office as well!
Sorry for so much TMI, but if anyone has been in this situation I would really appreciate it, I don't know if I should go to another GI doctor, or if this is normal, or what to do. I don't have anyone that I can talk to, I tried to talk to my husband, but it is clearly TMI even for him