Thanks for the advice about the chinese dr. I have been to my regular gastrologist, as well as the specialists at Shands Hospital in Florida. I have also been to the Colon and Rectal Center in Orlando. I know what the problem is; my colon is not working, and hasn't my whole life. I'm 51 now, and I've relied on laxatives my entire life. I had my first colonoscopy at 21, so this isn't anything new. The reflux, however, is new. I'm not overweight, get a fair amount of exercise,and am very active socially. I'm just trying the chinese dr. as a last resort....I've been through so many tests,and the bottom line is use laxatives or have my colon surgically removed...which is truly a last resort.
My doctors all feel the reflux is because of my bowel problem, and I'm just grasping at straws here. Thanks again.