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Anxious: Way to make a patient feel comfortable, huh? I HAVE to laugh at things like this. I don't get mad, or angry, or whatever in situations like that. There's no point as those emotions won't solve anything. You have to laugh. Although, let me tell you, I really wanted to tell her to take it out! I wonder what the waiting room was thinking when I yelled "GOOD GOD, WOMAN!". I said it LOUD too! OOPS!!! LMAO! Spirit.
 

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Spirit,Hope the fiber helps to regulate you somewhat. With regard to the hemmoroids. Luckily, I seldom get them..but am told they are due to straining...so I've learned not to strain. I know it's hard not to strain, but when "it's" ready to come.."it" will come and sometimes pushing and straining just makes things worse. I had a hemmoroid once and Prep H didn't help me either..but witch hazel did. Witch hazel is very inexpensive and found in every drug store. First use cold compresses on the hemmoroids to help shrink them, then apply the witch hazel with a cotton swab. It really helped me. By the way Tucks Medicated pads, also used to treat hemmoroids, are fairly expensive and are nothing more than a pad treated with witch hazel. Good Luck, hope this helps------------------"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"Rose
 

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Okay. Here's the thing. Lately (the last few weeks) I've been unbelievably nauseous, but nothing would fix it, and it just wouldn't go away. Also, I've had some WICKED bouts of hemmerhoids, which is something I've NEVER experienced before. This morning I was walking to work (after feeling crappy and being VERY bloated for days) and I swore I was going to soak my jeans. I felt it coming, and I ran as fast as I could to the swimming pool to use their bathroom. I got there, sat down, NOTHING! Gas... Nothing but BAD gas, bloating, and LOTS of nausea. So to get to my point, as the day went on, I could feel the 'roids getting bigger and bigger. Prep H was doing ####, and I was feeling awful, so I went to a walk in clinic after work. She told me that It sounded as if I was becoming toxic from being so constipated (as the stool sits in your intestines, the toxins can back up into your blood). This would also explain why I was completely jaundice a few weeks ago. Toxicity. She told me to get plenty of excersise, drink at least 6 tall glasses of water a day, and try metemucel (sp), or eat 30 grams of fiber a day (from foods). I'm going to try this and see if it helps. She said that I would probably feel worse in the first few days (as my body will be adjusting to the fiber intake), but it WILL help in the long run! So if any of you is IBS C, and is nauseous, I suggest trying this and see if it helps you. Just to get on the topic of hemmerhoids for a quickie... Who here has seen a doctor about them? She took a look at mine, and said "Wow.. They're huge. We should make sure that there's no internal ones. Is that okay?". I was like "YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHAT WITH YOUR FINGER?????" I felt to violated! LOL!! I didn't know they had to stick a finger up your hole to feel for 'roids! MAN! THAT HURT!!! LOL! Plus I'm totally anal (pardon the pun) about ANYTHING going in, as opposed to out of my bum). Fortunately, mine are only external. But as usual, we IBS sufferes go through all these yucky tests, only to find out that there's nothing wrong (in my case, nothing internal). But did she REALLY have to stick her finger up my butt??? GROSS! LOL! LOL! Alright, I'm done. Any feedback would be appreciated. Sorry for rambling...Spirit.
 
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Hi Spirit -- Sorry you're feeling so miserable although I give you a lot of credit for maintaining some sense of humor through all of this.First off, how long do you wait to have a BM before you do something about your constipation? I suffer from C most of the time and I have learned never to let more than a few days go by before doing something about it. I'm not talking laxatives here but I do wholeheartedly recommend a glycerin suppository to clean yourself out. If you have read Dr. Salt's IBS book, he stataes that you can use suppositories everyday if needed. I won't do the everyday thing but if I don't have a BM after two days, I will use one and I have come to realize that I can avoid the build-up of gas/bloating/nausea if I just don't wait too long.As for your hemmrhoids, I've had mine since the births of my kids. They can be very painful and itchy at times. If the PrepH is not working, they have prescription creams that are much stronger. Please don't try to take in 30 grams of fiber all at once. You will be so nauseus and bloated - it's quite a miserable feeling. Start out slowly and build up. Instead of the Metamucil, try the Citrucel which will not ferment in your stomach and cause excess gas. Hope you get some relief soon. Christine
 

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klone_dd: ROFL! I'm in such a silly mood tonight. Maybe it's because I had a finger up my chute. LOL! Okay.. Sorry... It was funny though because she said "Okay. I'm going in" and I BURST out laughing (it was the way she said it). Then I felt it and all I could say was "GOOD GOD, WOMAN!!!" We were both laughing so hard. She kept telling me to relax, but all I could do was laugh and think about what she was doing, which obviously made me tense up. Then it hurt some...As for the fiber, I'm going to start really slow and work my way up. I think it'll help at least some. And for the BM's, I usually just wait them out. I swear this is true, but in the past I have gone for more two weeks without going number two. There was a time when I'd go maybe twice a month! Can you believe that??? Talk about PAIN! Although, I wasn't eating at that time either for fear of making myself sick, so there really wasn't much waste to begin with.Spirit.
 
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Spirit -- two weeks without a BM??? I'll bet you will start to feel MUCH better if you can get up some kind of routine where you get your bowels to produce SOMETHING every few days. Please, don't be squeamish and do try the suppository. Let me know what kind of results you have with this and the fiber therapy. And keep up with the laughs - it helps not only you but me and a whole lot of us here on the board!Christine
 

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Spirit - 2 weeks without a bowel movement??? Oh dear - now that sounds really awful! I'd say definitely toxins would be "backing up" inside you and making you nauseaus. Thats really terrible! I just can't believe this - even worse than constant "D" - at least the "D" cleans us out! I really hope you can get your bowels into some sort of regularity - and soon! Good luck.And, as for the nasty "examination", well, thats par for the course, so to speak. Certainly not fun, but necessary... They gotta check... I'm sure the doctors don't like doing that anymore than you like them doing it! tee hee..! My old doctor used to kind of get this disgusted look on his face whenever he had to do rectal or vaginal exams - that was not nice. He was a jerk.
 
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