Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:01 PM
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!!!
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.
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.