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Please, help me if you can.

I'm in a dilemma and doctors aren't much help.

For two weeks I was incredibly ill. Vomiting constantly no matter what I put in my stomach, including water. I was emitted to the ER and they had no idea what was wrong....so I put two and two together myself. I have a history of IBS, so when I went to the doctor they scanned my abdomen and noticed a considerable, pretty dangerous, amount of feces blocked up. They put me on miralax which did absolutely nothing for me. In fact, it made me feel worse. I was vomiting a lot, very little bowel movements, nausea, bloating...etc. I lost four pounds during this process.

I eventually took matters in my own hands and gave myself an enema. Everything flushed out and for about a week and a half I've felt normal with normal bowel movements. Thank goodness.

Well, today I vomited again. Everything I ate for lunch. I didn't have a bowel movement today and had a small one yesterday.

What is causing this? I don't feel like this is IBS related anymore. I can't tell. I haven't changed my diet. I exercise, I intake a lot of fiber, and water. I feel nauseated, bloated, gassy, and I'm throwing up. I can't live like this. Doctors won't help me. They throw laxatives at me and they do me no good.

Any advice would be welcome :(
 

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Vomiting due to blockage is a very serious sign and you should keep up with your doctor. If your doctor has nothing else for you, then you need go to find another doctor. What type of fiber do you take? I hope it's soluble as that would ease passing as opposed to insoluble which is more difficult for the body to process.

Soluble fiber probably won't help if you're already blocked up, but if you can get yourself cleared out, it'll really help prevent reoccurrence. I strongly recommend getting your soluble fiber straight from your foods. Fiber pills tend to contribute a negligible amount of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber drinks are much better, but not as good as getting it straight from what you eat. It works by making your stools more malleable while absorbing excess water, so it becomes easy to pass while preventing diarrhea at the same time.
 

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If you become so blocked up that you're this ill, your doctor needs to do something.

Bowel obstructions are serious. If you stayed blocked you can get dehydrated, get an electrolyte imbalance due to fluids leaking into your abdomen and worst case scenario this can lead to hyopvolimic shock. I'm not saying this is going to happen you, I just want to stress the importance of you going to your doctor, or like Shade said, find a new one, as it could be dangerous if it's not sorted.

Keep us updated with how you go
 

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Thank you Shade and Faulty for your responses. I think another doctor might be necessary. I am taking a solvable fiber and I am vegan, so I eat a lot of veggies and fruits. So this is just confusing to me.

I am now becoming reliant on enemas (which I know are harmful and try my best not to use. But my doctor wanted me on laxatives and I don't see how that's any better. Didn't help either when I was taking it.) I exercise, drink water all day...what is going on?

I was bloated today again in abdominal discomfort. I didn't have a bowel movement in two days and two days ago, I had done an enema which helped out. So I did another one today with acidophilus and tried to get as much out as I can. Even emptied, I still vomited up my dinner! I'm so frustrated, I just feel like I'm destroying my intestines even more so by these enemas.

Right now, it feels like I have menstrual cramps.

I scheduled an appointment with my doctor and hopefully will get actual help. I will demand it. I'm glad I emptied myself out because this way if he does an abdominal x ray he can see if there is an obstruction. Because last time I got an x ray done, I was backed up almost to my stomach. :x
 

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IBS patients couldn't handle raw fruits/veggies, or much 'fiber' for that matter. all are contraindicated.
This may be true for some, but it is most definitely not true for all who suffer from IBS. There are many, many triggers for IBS, and what is a trigger for one IBS patient can be perfectly fine for another; it may even be a "safe" food for someone else who also has IBS.

Cheers,

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It is advisable to visit a gastroenterologist immediately and to undergo all the recommended tests to rule out anything serious.

If everything comes out ok, you may consider this suggestion.

However ridiculous it may sound, I found that often a tight, constricted abdomen is the root cause of all stomach evils. So please check it out.

Put your palm of your hand on your belly and observe whether your belly is soft and tender, or stiff and hard; whether it is moving up and down in breathing or remains static and fixed. Do not try to keep your chest still. Allow it to move on its own. Then try to relax your whole body, particularly your abdomen, chest and shoulders. Do not use force to push up or down your belly. Do not unnecessarily try to take deep inhale or deep exhale. Rather just watch your breathing. Keep focus on your belly. Feel your belly. Just observe your breathing pattern and relax. Keep in mind the target- that ultimately the stress on your chest and shoulders will be reduced and your chest and belly will smoothly and automatically move up and down together

in breathing. Such movements will be not big or heavy, rather small, quiet and easy.

Gradually and slowly, after months of practice, your belly will start to move automatically together with your chest while you inhale and exhale. You will enjoy it. Your body and mind will get multiple benefits. It is worth trying for at least a couple of months.

While i may or may not work for you, I think there is no harm trying it.

Best wishes. Take care. But see a specialist MD doctor first.

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