I have IBS-C, amoung other things. For the last few months I haven't been able to have a BM on my own at all. I'm not even having any IBS attacks! I take 2 Dulcelux tablets once a week, and the next morning I go, pain free, plus a couple of other times thru out the day.
I really believe it is my meds that have brought me to this point. I am on Effexor, and I know that has made things worse, Tylenol#3 which isn't helping my pain much, and just started Neurontin.
I've tried more fiber, all it does is give me gas. I've tried Senocot, it gives me weird stools mixed with liquid.
Had a few samples of Zelnorm, but couldn't really tell if it would work, plus we have no insurance, and our pharmacare doesn't cover it.
I don't know what else to do!
p.s. for got to mention that I am having a colonoscopy by my own request, as my daughter was diagnosed this year with Crohn's. I have it on Aug. 17/06.
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
rx: Effexor, clonazapam, baclofen,Tylenol#3,iron pills,synthroid
supplements: probiotics, garlic pills, magnesium, melatonin, b12(sublingual)