| | Severe constipation & bowel disorder - Please offer your advice!
I have a problem, a problem which i consider rather severe...here goes....
I am a very healthy, very physically fit 23-yr old male who, 2 months past, relocated to Thailand to study and train in the martial arts of south-east asia.
Almost since my arrival here, i have been a victim of severe constipation, alternating with bad diarhoera. I find this problem to only be getting worse, the details of my problem are as follows:
1, On the odd occasion i do manage to pass a stool, it is small and very much narrower than usual, and very hard to pass.
2, The diarhoera doesnt contain any blood that i am aware of.
3, I am frequently very tired, with very little energy (this problem appears to be getting worse).
4, I get frequent stomach cramps, which are not too bad, but still enough to cause concern, especially during the middle of a fight!
5, Constipation can last for anything up to 2 weeks at a time.
6, I am not vomiting at any time.
7, I have lost several kilograms (but, i do undergo long bouts of sustained physical exertion). ??!!??
8, I have a consistantly healthy appitite.
9, No improvement at any time despite prescribed pills / laxatives.
Obviously, moving from England to Thailand has seen a massive change in diet. I am certainly drinking enough electrolite-laced water. I doubt the diet-change would cause such prolonged illness...would it!?
I am at my wits end with this. Please offer your help or advice for how i can correct this problem, it is affecting my training more and more.
Lately,my mother and girlfriend are both demanding my return to England for fear of bowel-cancer or something similar!
Please please please help me!!
I will reply a.s.a.p to any messages i receive.
Kind Regards, AngryBowels.