MarciaDS,I have just signed up for a clinical trial in Boston (at Beth Israel Hospital) for the vibrating pill that aids in constipation.
I go for the first evaluation on January 6, but I passed the priliminary phone interview today.
I have to say, I am super excited! I found out about this by googling clinical trials for constipation in Massachusetts. I cannot find this on the clinical trial.gov website.
During the trial, you cannot take any prescription medicine or over the counter laxatives. However she said that if I don't produce a bowel movement in 3 consecutive days, I would be able to take a laxative as a "rescue." I found that kind of funny - 3 days without a bowel movement is totally normal for me - definitely not a scary situation that I would need "rescuing" from...
I will update with more info next month!!
This gives me hope - if anything I will have access to some GI doctors for free. The interviewer knows the doctor who gave me my colonoscopy on December 3, and said doctor is part of the study. They will examine me, do blood work, etc - maybe this can shed some light on my issues... fingers crossed ...