Hello , im a 16 year old boy in need of some guidance,
I currently suffer from terrible constipation and stomach problems. I Have been to the doctors and hospital countless times , and had countless tests done , but everything checks out as fine apart from constipation.
I was given movicol and some other pain relief anti-biotics and laxatives , but nothing seems to be working atall.
I Feel terrible every single day and have been off school for around 4 months now, during a very important stage in my life ( Higher Grades ) of which i cannot fail in or my life is as good as over. Im also missing out on just living , i miss socialising and my football team also .
My stomach seems tense alot and i have alot of gas. I do not pass stool on a daily bases , simply because i cannot , its impossible no matter how hard i try. My stomach is also sore and makes alot of noise all day. I find that i feel terrible in the morning and sliightly better later on in the day.
If i do try and go out , i feel very heavy on my feet , exhausted, and always have to rush to the toilet.
This is the second time im experiencing this as i had it last year also , for around 5 months then it just gradually went away. But its now , around 11 month later returned and ive had enough.
I've had a problem with constipation all my life. I've gone 7 days without having a BM at times. I've also had alot of tests that show nothing wrong. Irritable Bowel Syndrome could be your problem. It's mine. As a young one--you may not be eating the right food to help your colon work properly. Drink alot of water--8 glasses a day is recommended--lots of fiber--oatmeal, whole grains, beans, nuts etc.--You may not like prunes, but here we can get flavored prunes and they are really good--raisens are also good fiber--pineapple really helps me. I went 3 days without a BM last week and thought why am I feeling so bad--When your colon doesn't function daily or at least every other day, it makes you feel really bad. So I made a pineapple upside down cake with alot of pineapple. The next day I had 3 BM's and felt so much better. I will always have pineapple around now. This morning I made a smoothie with pineapple, banana and soymilk. It was great. I hope that this helps you a little and I pray that you get to feeling better because you are missing out on fun things because of your colon. The healthier you eat (fresh vegetables, fruits, etc.) the better you will feel. precious49
God Bless You and Yours Today and EveryDay
=Scotland123 ,i almost have the same problem.though i take some herbal powder and lots of fruits especiallt pappaya,sometimes i would have good bowell movement,sometimes not.take hot lemon juice daily .i have had endoscopy test,colnoscopy .that did not help me.be positive.
Ok Thanks , I thought it may have been that , although the doctors dont officially say it is , probably because there is no direct cure!!!
thanks for the advice , would you be able to tell me some foods to avoid eating? and drinks?
are you fine by keeping a healthy diet? like able to do normal things?
Good Morning Scotland123,
You're right--there is no direct cure and really no test to confirm--ususally, the Drs. rule out everything else it could be and then if nothing shows up--they say IBS.
As far as foods--the fresher, the better--meat is really hard to digest--I eat alot of fish, chicken, and turkey. They seem to be easier to digest. But I do have beef or pork every once in awhile. Because my husband is a meat and potato man. Beef and pork are harder to digest. I have a problem staying away from Cola's but am trying to cut back. White flour and sugar are not good for the colon.
When I eat healthy, I do feel better and yes, I'm able to do normal things and I have alot of fun. I just pray that you get better because you're too young and you need to be enjoying life without the colon problems.
I am trying something else--Probiotic--It's the good bacteria that is in our colon but when you take antibiotics (it kills the bad bacteria but also the good)---The Probiotic is a way to get those good bacteria back into your colon so that it has a better chance of working right. Even if you've not had to take any antibiotics--the Probiotic would be a good thing to try. It comes in a capsule and I just empty one-half of a capsule onto the food that I'm eating--I've learned with my colon to introduce new products slowly. I pray that this helps a little. And I pray that you have a good day today.
precious49 God Bless You and Yours Today and EveryDay
ps. if you do try the Probiotic--just read the directions carefully--if you get too much of it there could be a problem with gas or diarrehea