It went ok, they told me it was most likely the antibiotics that were causing the problem. They told me to watch what I eat (which I already do, but they said watch it even more). I have been trying your suggestion of drinking hot fluids in the morning and it may be psychological but it seems to have helped It has gotten a lot better, but I still seem to be getting "clogged up" fairly often... I think stress may be a big factor in this, who knows?
Thank you for checking on me, that is really nice of you View Thread
Thank you for your advice! I am really glad you answered.
I am taking probiotics as suggested by my nurse mother-in-law and things have been getting better slowly but surely. I drink coffee, but only decaf. I am thinking that since caffeine is a diuretic it helps people? Maybe I will try that for a couple days.
Hi everyone, glad to have found this support group. Hope you all are doing well! This is kind of long and maybe TMI and I am a very private person and hate to talk about my health issues but I really need some help.
My problem is that I have been constipated for about 5 weeks. Not complete constipation, like every once in a while I would have a BM but it was very small and black and hard, like compacted, like it had been in my intestines for a while. I went to my endocrinologist and told her but she said not to worry it would just go away. (She is not very helpful.) I eat a lot of fiber every day and eat very healthy. I started a new diet my primary doctor recommended a couple months ago that was helping the IBS and making me feel great so I don't think it's a food issue. When it started getting bad my mother-in-law (who is a nurse) said to use a suppository. That gave me a very small BM but when I tried it again twice it didn't work. Last week my insides hurt so bad from the constipation that I was crying and it felt like my intestines or whatever were going to explode. My husband called my mother-in-law and she said to use milk of magnesia and an enema. Well I did the enema (welcome to Hell) and THAT didn't work either. So I drank the milk of magnesia. The next morning I had a BM but it was like before, hard and black. Since then I have had one or two BMs a day but it is only very small and like before. And I still feel like everything is clogged in my intestines. My theory is that it is because I had been on so many antibiotics last month for health issues and thats whats causing this. But I thought it would get better by now. I see my primary doctor next Fri and they are very helpful and can always tell me what's wrong. I cannot afford to go to another doctor until then. Does anyone have any suggestions for the time being?? I have to force myself to eat so that I don't make it worse but I feel so sick. I appreciate any and all suggestions! (Sorry if I grossed anyone out.) View Thread
I really feel for you about the everything you eat making you sick. I am often like that, although not as much since I started a new diet. I would suggest the Insulin Resistant diet. Even if you are not insulin resistant (I am not) it has a lot of the fresh foods and whole grains that are good for IBS and also help you lose weight (I have lost 5 pounds in the past month). There are a couple things you may want to avoid such as salads but I think it would help you. I could email the list of foods to you if you want, don't know how to do that on this site though.View Thread