I have a history of chronic constipation that started when I was in the military about 14 years ago. I was told I had IBS-C back in 2004 and was on Zelnorm. Loved it! Then I went back and was put on Amitiza which did nothing. I have gone over a month without having a BM. I am now having very small bowel movements once a week after having my gall bladder unnecessarily removed a month ago. The offer no relief and I still feel miserable. I have a constant fullness, bloating (which hurts and makes me miserable), belching, passing foul gas, and extreme abdominal discomfort.
I have done it all teas, diet changes (no white foods, more fiber,fruits and vegies, less meat, no fried), and exercise. I even got colonics done but only gas ever came out while hooked on the machine. Mostly fluid in the toilet. I have taken magnesium citrate before which did not produce a BM for 2 days. I had to take a second. After having my gall bladder removed I tried having a BM for a week. I took a magnesium citrate and within 5 minutes crapped so much I literally lost 2 lbs. No joke everything that came out was solid. Had to flush 4 times during the act. Sorry for the TMI. So here I am feeling awful and wondering does anyone have any experience with this and possibly something that will offer a small bit of relief (I'm not asking for much)?