Stuck poop and IBS-M
Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:28 PM
Ive tried Bentyl, Imodium, gas X...nothing helps and at this point Ive nearly lost 10 pounds...not a good thing on my already small frame. its all so upsetting. I will be the first to admit Im a hypochondriac and Im freaking out I have some rare sarcoma or small bowel cancer...or even ovarian cancer! Testing is okay, but not when your someone like me...every test takes what feels like years off my life. Im so afraid they are going to find something or worse, something that turns out to be nothing! I just cant go through it for no good reason.
The feeling of trapped stool higher in the rectum is just awful however I should mention that is goes away as soon as I fall asleep only to start again the next day. Its almost like I can feel the stool loading back there with every bite of food! Its terrible. Also the intestinal issues are just atrocious.
Please, ANY help is appreciated!
Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:13 AM
I have incomplete evacuation sometimes. My Gastroenterologist suggested Glycerin Suppositories. They seem to help.
Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:46 AM
Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:32 AM
I actually have IBS-D but still have incomplete evacuation at times. Even after about of diarrhea.. Go figure. The suppositories don't seem to result in diarrhea, just help getting rid of what is stuck. Of course I'm taking Motofen for diarrhea so sometimes it makes things slow down too much.
Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM
Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:14 PM
I also have tons of gas. Also lots of gurgling. It's like my intestines are in constant turmoil.
Posted 18 September 2020 - 05:04 AM
Hi @ Cendy99:
I pretty much have the same symptoms , either loose stools and if I am not in the toilet then its gas . And as you mentioned , I'm not sure why , the gas does not smell... or maybe i cannot smell it I don't know.
Probiotics helps with gas reduction .It does not cure you a 100% but it definitely helps. Do try it after you have consulted your GI . It has helped me . Its one of the safest things to try and even if it does no good , it will not do any harm . You will know within 2 weeks if its working for you .
If and when you do try it , do let us know ,so we can post further suggestions if it hasn't worked for you.
Good luck to you !
Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:35 AM
Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:13 AM
In the meantime, my primary has tried me on Elival (which was awful...my resting bear rate dropped to 40 beats per minute and I feel exhausted and nauseous). She then gave me valium and that actually calmed everything down until a few days ago and I started back up with everything in full swing again.
I am now trying another SNRI (Pristiq)...I was gene tested a few years ago and this drug was actually one of the ONLY antidepressants I shouldnt get side effects from. Well see. I took the first pill last night and I feel pretty nauseous today.
I guess the hardest thing for someone like me (with COMPLETE illness phobia) is should I be satisfied with an IBS diagnosis based on my testing? All blood labs, celiac, inflammation, thyroid and a SIBO test. Abdominal X-ray and the colonoscopy from 3 years ago. Everything seems to be normal. I see some people get CT scans/ultrasounds...I will say that I am very fearful of unnecessary testing because Ive pushed for things in the past that find something that turns out to be nothing! The stress that has put on me in the past has been crippling. 2 years ago I had a routine eye exam that should I had a spot on the back of my eye...now I have to go every year to have it measured to make sure its not melanoma! Lordy, Lordy!
I just cant put myself through things for no reason. Would you all be satisfied with this diagnosis based on my aforementioned testing???
I just want this to get better! This month marks 8 months!!!!!! Im done at least 6-7 pounds because of fear of eating something that will upset my stomach and the anxiety of it being something else is killing me!!!
Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:16 AM