Any ideas? Please help? - General Discussion - IBS Self Help and Support Group Forums - IBSgroup.org
Advertisement

Jump to content


Photo

Any ideas? Please help?

bowel IBS bloating cramping constipation

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Captain crash

Captain crash

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Country:Canada

Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:01 PM

Advertisement

Hello 

 

I'm looking for some help or ideas, hopefully I have come to the right place. Let me start off by saying I have never had regular bowel movements I always usually go anywhere from once a week up to 3 times a week. In this process sometimes I may have bouts of diarrhea to sometimes having constipation. Like I said this has been very normal, however as of a week ago I have had sever bloating, cramping, dull pain on my right pelvic area and just plain discomfort in my stomach for about a week.  I have taken senokot and all it did was give me diarrhea and not  help release any fullness to my stomach. I went to my Doctor 2 days ago and she said my bowels were moving slowly and the she could tell I was still very full, as she felt my stomach and pelvic region. She also used a stethoscope to see if there was a blockage or aka tumour and she said she could not hear anything that sounded bad. I will also tell you I have gallstones, that have not been removed. I did have an attack roughly a week and half ago just before this happened. Now in the middle of this attack I took about 8 tylenol 2s  in that day. She seemed to think that the tylenol may have caused me to become constipated, my last bowel movement before this all started was diarrhea which she said would have been brought on by the gallstone attack.  I also have symptoms of early stages of menopause (YAY ME)  she said this will also slow my bowel process. She advised me to take a laxative called RestoraLax, now this has helped as I have been going since taking it however, the stools rotate to very small and narrow to normal snake like size. I still feel alot pressure to push when I to go.  I still don't have the feeling of been complete empty, like I'm still full and have a dull pain on my lower back.  It has been extremely hard to pass gas as well. I have been taking GAS X for this sometimes it works sometime not. I'm so frustrated and need some advice. Thought this would be the place to ask.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! 

 

 

 

 



#2 joeyr2

joeyr2

    Prolific Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Country:United States

Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:34 AM

It sounds like a pretty typical case of IBS-M.  The advice you'll get for it on this board, from the rest of the internet, and from doctors will only help slightly if it helps at all.  There is no cure.  The treatments range from somewhat helpful in some cases, to not helpful at all, to borderline ridiculous.  Sorry for the bad news. 



#3 Captain crash

Captain crash

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Country:Canada

Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:51 AM

Thank you for responding, I had a feeling that's what it may be. My doctor did not mention that and basically said it should go away within a few days. Which it really hasn't! Hopefully I will have a deeper look around on these boards and see of some other remedies that may help it a bit.







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: bowel, IBS, bloating, cramping, constipation


Advertisement

About Us | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Service | Crisis Resources

Irritable Bowel Syndrome |  Inflammatory Bowel Disease |  Crohn's Disease |  Ulcerative Colitis |  Fibromyalgia |  GERD - Reflux Disease


©Copyright 1995-2016 IBS Self Help and Support Group All rights reserved




This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here