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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 7/24/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone,I think I've posted here before,I'm renee. I'm just so sad right now,I really just wanted to vent a little. I've gone to the doctor so much in my life,and been sick for years,and they can't figure out what's going on. my dad can't afford to send me to the doctor anymore because his business is slow,and they never help me anyway. I can't eat anything. I'm down to 107 pounds,and I'm really scared I'm going to keep losing. I have to eat such small meals otherwise my system just completely shuts down.(I think I might have what you guys are describing??colonic inertia?) but I can't afford to go have it checked out. I'm soooo angry that my doctor didn't mention this to me-and I just caved and ate a whole bagel,so I'm sure I'll be completely plugged up tomorrow.:( I'm just so sad and scared.:( :( why did this have to happen to all of us? It's not like I can just stop eating,so I don't know what to do. I get so scared that my system will shut down completely,and I'll just have to starve to death. Idk if they let things like that happen,it may be completely irrational...but it's one of my biggest fears. they certaintly have no problem watching me suffer now,would it really be such a stretch to let me just starve,or pop? I feel like i have to choose how I'm going to die,by starvation,or something rupturing.:( I'm so so scared. does anyone have any imput?? we can't die from this,can we??I already take miralax daily,1 does so far,but I'm just waiting for it to stop working.:(

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/25/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Renee, first of all no you won't die from it...CI I mean. I use to have to starve myself before surgery because I did not want to have all the pain, nausia, bloating, cramping and just feeling sick I would eat chicken noodle soup all the time. I have lost 113 lbs. so yes it is scary. Try to eat things that you know are not going to throw you into the constant battle that is going on inside of your body. Here is just something I found....
There are a couple of different treatment options for those who are suffering from colonic inertia.

The first and more serious treatment would be to have surgery performed. This would be more of an option for those who had very serious internal issues though that required immediate action.

The second and more common treatment is to alter the diet. The individual should begin drinking two to four extra classes of water a day, particularly warm liquids, to help with the passage of bowel movements.

They should also try and add more fruits and vegetables to their diet along with prunes or bran cereal as both are very good sources of dietary fibre.

So if you think you may have colonic inertia, make sure you do take the time to speak with your doctor about it if symptoms seem to be progressing. While it wouldn't really be considered to be an urgent medical condition in most cases, if left to progress many of the symptoms that are involved with it can cause considerable damage to your overall health.

The biggest warning signs that would signal you should be speaking to a medical professional would be if you have blood in any stool you can produce, if there is severe pain of any kind and if the problem has been ongoing for more than two weeks already.

Ignore the bottom part...

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