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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I started taking two Colace's a day (200 mg total), one before breakfast, and one at 11 am, and I feel like a new person. However, my doctor says that he doesn't think colace does much of anything, which I thought was odd given my success. Has anyone had success with Colace?
  2. General Discussion
    Hi, I'm currently dealing with debilitating ibs. The worst symptom for me is the gut pain. It's generally located right under my ribs and radiates around to my sides (especially the left). If I do t have pain, I have severe discomfort/bloating. I'm never comfortable and feel as though I'm...
  3. General Discussion
    This is very embarrassing for me, and I really would appreciate if people could refrain from any joking or judgement. I really just need help When I was twelve I developed an eating disorder and I believe this is how all of this got started. I developed a need to stimulate bowel movements with...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi all, A few months ago I took NSAIDS and morphine for a few weeks for severe rectal pain from an anal fissure. I also had a colonoscopy at that time. Since then a typical day is as follows: Wake up feeling minimal pain but passing lots of gas Eat breakfast Have several loose bowel...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi all, I've posted here before but I'm doing it again out of desperation. I had a lateral internal sphincteronomy one month ago to help relax the anal sphincters which were in spasm apparently due to a fissure. The surgery has reduced the ability of the muscle to spasm as tight, but it still...
  6. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I recently had a rectal surgery and unfortunately got pretty backed up from the pain meds after. I had to take half a bowel prep (peglyte - 2L) to finally get things moving. I'm pretty sure I literally emptied my colon - which was really full as seen in the X-ray I had done before. I have...
  7. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I'm looking for help here as I'm in between gastroenterologists at the moment and I'm wondering if anyoneeee out there has had a similar problem. I've had ibs for years but managed it fairly well until I was on morphine for about three months for non related pain. I developed "narcotic...
  8. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I have been having constipation issues for almost a year now, and for the past 4 months, my GI doc and I have agreed to put me on something that usually works really well for me. I have been using golytely as an everyday med for 4 months now, and I go through a jug about every 3-4 days. I havent...
  9. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, just joined, thought I'd post my story whilst I read posts... Background I've recently been diagnosed with constipated IBS. I was originally diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but it was never like this and hasn't seriously affected me until now. Five months ago I stopped drinking...
  10. General Discussion
    For the last couple years I've had IBS-D symptoms, but recently it seems to have switched to IBS-C and I cannot digest anything without a laxative. Anytime I eat anything, it feels like it gets stuck in my stomach or just past my stomach and doesn't move anywhere. After taking a laxative...
  11. General Discussion
    For a test looking at the stomach, intestines, etc....Are there any tests that dont involve taking laxatives, barium, enemas or anything like those
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Has anyone used castor oil with SIBO as a laxative? I searched the forum didn't see anything. I saw this article: http://news.sciencemag.org/health/2012/05/just-spoonful-castor-oil Which says caster oil works because ricinoleic acid latches onto EP3­ molecules in the smooth muscle cells on...
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, My name is Jenn and I have been dealing with IBS-C since childhood, I am 32 now. I have always been back and forth to many doctors all my life but, no one really diagnosed me until 2013 with IBS-C. I am also lactose intolerant. In 2013 I had tests done where I swallowed chalky stuff as...
  14. Dealing with Relationships
    Hi. i'm new to this forum and I couldn't find a good subforum to post this in. I'm having a hard time at the moment and wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar experience. I suffered from eating disorders as a teenager and now have IBS. I'm not sure if the two are related, but I think...
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi there, it's my first time posting in this forum. I'm a 17 year-old teenager who has been dealing with IBS-C since I was 14. Whenever I eat anything, my stomach begins to swell. Because of the demanding schedule my high school imposes, I am often very stressed and have trouble producing a BM...
  16. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I just saw a gastroenterologist the first time the other day for my IBS-C, and he told me to take Miralax to help me out a bit, but only two days into taking it, I'm experiencing some worrisome side effects. It helped me have a bm the first day I took it, but the second day (yesterday), I...
  17. Your Story
    It has been five years that I have abused laxatives. I don't think I would have as much or as severely if I knew I had the slightest form of IBS but I didn't know about it then. All I really knew is that I was tired of feeling bloated and that I had to go to the toilet so I desperation I reached...
  18. Your Story
    I suffer from chronic constipation since birth and IBS since 2010 but I wasn't paying too much attention because I have high pain tolerance, since the last 2 months. I was under so much stress that it affected my IBS and I started to have intense spasms in my large intestine and from that pain I...
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