Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:21 AM
Agh, I feel the same way. I've had a bad colon since I was born, with the nerves not working quite right. I know when I was young my parents would have to take me to hospitals, because I'd be in such pain and would bad acid, always throwing up. I took something called sisapride(I'm not sure if that is spelt right) which worked great, but was taken off the market. From then (when I was 6 or so) until just a year or so ago, I was having bowel movement every 2-3 weeks, and would never really be sure when they would come. So I'd always go absolutly crazy before sleepovers, worrying if my colon would betray me. I didn't have any of the throwing up problems though, I apparently had a megacolon as a result of the constipation. Thinking about it now it was kind of freaky, but the situation has only gotten a little bit better. I'm taking a laxative called "Polyethylene Glycol 3350, NF Powder for Solution" which softens stool. It has improved things, and I think the size of my colon has reduced, but it doesn't aways work quite right. For a while, I'd have a bowel movement every other day, which was a amazing. I remember asking my mom what was the normal amount of time in between bowel movement, and when she said "every day" I was in shock. Anywho, I think I have to work on a diet and exercise that maxamize the results of the medecine, because I'll still have bad constipation if I don't take my medicine. I really don't want this to get any worse, but I don't want my colon to rely on the medicine either. So I don't really know what the next step is, but I'm hoping for the best. It's a relief knowing that there's a whole forum devoted to all of this though, I'm new, and still exploring, but maybe I'll find something reassuring.