Posted 1/1/2019 6:27 PM (GMT -6)
I have been having problems pooping for months now. It started out as liquid-y and then moved to just not going at all. I was taking a natural laxative but that stopped working. So I moved on to coffee enemas and now that is the only thing that clears me out. I've gained 3 lbs in 3 days eating about 1000 calories (not normal, I usually eat more but I'm desperate). I don't know what to do. I was prescribed Linzess but insurance wouldn't cover it because it's not "chronic constipation" (even though it is).
I've been treated for SIBO with neomycin and xifaxan already. I have Lyme disease too. I take betaine/pepsin with every meal. I have so many food intolerances I'm down to about 4 things I can eat. I drink about 20 cups of water a day but last I went to the doctor months ago somehow I was still dehydrated. All my blood tests are normal. I'm on thyroid meds, 30mcg T3 which is a lot, plus Armour 1/2 grain. I feel like they're not even absorbing. I'm tired all the time. Hard to walk. I don't know what is Lyme or what is just awful digestion. Fiber makes things infinitely worse and I keep reading that's what cures constipation. Not for me. I ate only a large green salad and 6oz fish yesterday with some potato chips and GAINED weight.
There's probably more but I can't remember. I'm so tired physically and psychologically and now because I'm not eating/obsessing over my weight my mother thinks I have an eating disorder.