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I messaged my primary care doctor to say that I think I need some help with my gi symptoms now and cannot wait until my gi appointment in October to get relief. I told her how nauseous I have been and vomiting and she prescribed me an antacid to take twice a day to see if that helps and says I need to take a break from marijuana for several weeks to see if that is a contributing factor. She also prescribed me bentyl for my abdominal pain which I have a little hesitation about because constipation is a side effect, but I will try it and see how it goes. She agreed that constipation is a major contributor to my abdominal pain and said that I need to make sure I don’t get constipated. That frustrated me a little because I don’t know how to stop getting constipated, that’s why I asked her lol. She said I can take laxatives every day but has no recommendation as to which laxatives I should be taking and unfortunately most don’t work for me. I will try her suggestions for the nausea, though I am a very light marijuana user so I doubt that’s a factor, and see how they go but I really need more specific instructions on how to manage my constipation and I think my constipation may be severe enough that prescription drugs are required. I have an extremely rare genetic disease and my doctor is so uncomfortable with my case that she refers me to a specialist for the smallest things, it’s almost at the point I have thought of changing primary doctors but I’ve been with her a long time and it would be a hassle.
 

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actually, i've always heard that marijuana helps relieve nausea......

yes, i really wish your doc had prescribed one of the constipation relieving meds like motegrity or zelnorm or linzess......
 

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I actually think marijuana does help my nausea a bit. Hopefully gi will prescribe me something, it’s just frustrating because I don’t see gi until the middle of October and that’s a long time to be nauseous and constipated. Venting a little, I think I’m getting really constipated again. I’m so bloated some of my pants don’t fit and I feel like a balloon that’s about to pop. I’m also having bad abdominal pain again. Bentyl helps a little bit but I think nothing can stop the abdominal pain until I’m able to poop on a regular basis. I took dulcolax, magnesium, and miralax and I still couldn’t get it out.
 

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I think I will have to do an enema today. I know it’s not great to do them all the time but I feel so much better after I poop. I really wish my doctor would have either prescribed something or given some specific guidance on what I can do to poop without an enema because right now, doing an enema seems to be the only way I go.
 

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I have tried magnesium glycinate, citrate, and milk of magnesia. Unfortunately none of them helped me poop. Where can I get high dose vitamin C? I feel like I have tried everything. I did an enema tonight because I was in excruciating pain, and it did help a lot, the pain is now much less, but I can feel there is still a lot of poop stuck higher up that I couldn’t get out. I’m literally constipated after an enema. When I’m pooping after an enema, I still have to push really hard to get the water out and I have to push especially to get the poop out. I Can feel there’s still poop that needs to come out and I’m uncomfortable but I just can’t get it out. I don’t know what to do. I’m literally constipated 24/7 and I’m always bloated and in pain.
 

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I don’t know if it was from the laxatives i took earlier or if it is a delayed response to the enema, but I had another bowel movement and I do feel better. The decrease in pain when I poop is instant, so constipation is definitely a huge factor in the pain.
 

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I'm glad you found some relief! For the vitamin C, you can use any vitamin C supplement. I like to use a powder so that I can titrate it to tolerance, but tablets, capsules, or chewables are fine too. Usually, with stubborn constipation, 750-1000 mg in the evening will help produce a BM by morning, but you can slowly increase the amount if that doesn't work. I hope that helps.
 

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Sunstar, aloe vera gel goes quite well to rehydrate the intestinal mucus helping with constipation and also as an intestinal anti inflammatory. There is a US brand called Lilly of the Desert that I recommend in Spain that you might be able to find. Otherwise any bio brand would be fine. 2 spoons before breakfast, lunch and dinner. See how it goes.
 

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I messaged my primary care doctor to say that I think I need some help with my gi symptoms now and cannot wait until my gi appointment in October to get relief. I told her how nauseous I have been and vomiting and she prescribed me an antacid to take twice a day to see if that helps and says I need to take a break from marijuana for several weeks to see if that is a contributing factor. She also prescribed me bentyl for my abdominal pain which I have a little hesitation about because constipation is a side effect, but I will try it and see how it goes. She agreed that constipation is a major contributor to my abdominal pain and said that I need to make sure I don’t get constipated. That frustrated me a little because I don’t know how to stop getting constipated, that’s why I asked her lol. She said I can take laxatives every day but has no recommendation as to which laxatives I should be taking and unfortunately most don’t work for me. I will try her suggestions for the nausea, though I am a very light marijuana user so I doubt that’s a factor, and see how they go but I really need more specific instructions on how to manage my constipation and I think my constipation may be severe enough that prescription drugs are required. I have an extremely rare genetic disease and my doctor is so uncomfortable with my case that she refers me to a specialist for the smallest things, it’s almost at the point I have thought of changing primary doctors but I’ve been with her a long time and it would be a hassle.
I've been experimenting with CBD oil after reading some scientific research articles to learn whether it will help. Seems like the verdict isn't unanimous, but most of the articles point to positive effects of "medical marijuana" on IBS. If you're interested, simply do a search on <marijuana and IBS>.

I've only been taking CBD oil for just over a week, so can't say one way or the other. PLUS, I'm doing several other things, so even if there's improvement I won't be able to say for sure which substances or practices are responsible.
 
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