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Old 11-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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My Bowels have stopped working.

I've suffer from the worst chronic constipation, ever and been living with this for 10 years. The past 3-4 years or so has been a total nightmare. I'm unable to go unless i've used aton of laxatives, which now are no longer working after all the years i've been abused them (which wasn't by my choice) I had surgery back in the summer in hopes it will improve things abit but it did not and everything I went through while in the hospital was all for not. The doctors won't listen and just brush me off. All they said was to keep increasing laxatives. Worst advice and thing to do. I really don't know what else to do or where to turn. This has just completely destroyed my life. I'm in soo much pain right now. Lost so much weight. Some think it's all my head and i'm just seeking attention. People can be so cruel.

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:35 AM   #2
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Re: My Bowels have stopped working. No help. Thinking of killing myself

Can you supply us with an idea of your average daily eating habbits ?

 
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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Can you supply us with an idea of your average daily eating habbits ?
I'm not eating much right now with the horrible pain. Ever since i've had this, I will eat something light for breakfast, usually pass on lunch, dinner will be the biggest meal I have and then have something usually light in the evening.
Been to ER many of times over the past few yrs. and they do nothing. Basically maybe something for the pain, laxatives or an x-ray. That's it. They act as if i'm wasting their time and there's nothing wrong with me.

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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Re: My Bowels have stopped working. No help. Thinking of killing myself

have you been to a gastroenterologist yet? maybe you have an allergy to a food you are eating?

i would cut out diary products and stay away from doughy/bready foods until you can get to a specialist. both types of foods can be really binding.

also, i've read things like chocolate and soda pop and teas with caffeine can be binding too

and it can't hurt to eat a lot of soft foods like applesauce, jello, popsicles, broth, and gummy snacks

and this is a no brainer, but make sure you are drinking tons of water

 
Old 12-01-2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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have you been to a gastroenterologist yet? maybe you have an allergy to a food you are eating?
i would cut out diary products and stay away from doughy/bready foods until you can get to a specialist. both types of foods can be really binding.
also, i've read things like chocolate and soda pop and teas with caffeine can be binding too
and it can't hurt to eat a lot of soft foods like applesauce, jello, popsicles, broth, and gummy snacks
and this is a no brainer, but make sure you are drinking tons of water

I have seen a specialist and wasn't any help. No. I don't have an allergy to any food.
I've tried and done everything that has been suggested and recommended. I drink lots of water and other fluids.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:00 AM   #6
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Re: My Bowels have stopped working. No help. Thinking of killing myself

the more info you are willing to give the more people can help you on here. if we don't know the kinds of things you are eating then we can't really help you with suggestions.

i would say get a second opinion from a different specialist. something else has to be going on if it isn't your diet and you aren't allergic to foods.

i saw on the tv show the doctors a few weeks ago, a woman was on there with chronic constipation and she said she had tried everything and nothing seemed to work for her and they told her she should get this test done where you eat these little test strips and the doctor has you come in their office in 48 hours after eating the test strips and they xray your body to see how far the test strips have moved in your bowels

 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #7
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I eat fruit, bran/fibre, vegetables, meat. Stay away from dairy.

The test strips that you eat and they x-ray, I had that done before surgery.

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #8
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make sure not to eat too much red meat or that is binding

also, do some research on the types of fiber you are eating. there is soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.

Soluble fiber is "soluble" in water. When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells. Soluble fiber has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol. The scientific names for soluble fibers include pectins, gums, mucilages, and some hemicelluloses. Good sources of soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes (peas, beans, lentils), barley, fruits and vegetables (especially oranges, apples and carrots).

Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water. It passes through our digestive system in close to its original form. Insoluble fiber offers many benefits to intestinal health, including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, and constipation. The scientific names for insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignins, and also some other hemicelluloses. Most of insoluble fibers come from the bran layers of cereal grains.

 
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"I have seen a specialist and wasn't any help. No. I don't have an allergy to any food.
I've tried and done everything that has been suggested and recommended. I drink lots of water and other fluids."

You say you have no food allergies. Are you sure? Food ALLERGIES are detected with IgE tests.
Food INTOLERENCES are tested with IgG tests. Myallergist had IgG and IgE blood tests for 50 foods. No positives on the IgE.
Wheat, soy and potato positive in the IgG.

 
Old 12-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #10
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What I have has nothing to do with food allergies at all.

 
Old 12-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #11
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did u go see a doc?

 
Old 12-07-2009, 03:01 AM   #12
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Re: My Bowels have stopped working. No-one will help me

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I've suffer from the worst chronic constipation, ever and been living with this for 10 years. The past 3-4 years or so has been a total nightmare. I'm unable to go unless i've used aton of laxatives, which now are no longer working after all the years i've been abused them (which wasn't by my choice) I had surgery back in the summer in hopes it will improve things abit but it did not and everything I went through while in the hospital was all for not. The doctors won't listen and just brush me off. All they said was to keep increasing laxatives. Worst advice and thing to do. I really don't know what else to do or where to turn. This has just completely destroyed my life. I'm in soo much pain right now. Lost so much weight. Some think it's all my head and i'm just seeking attention. People can be so cruel.
hI i have just read ur post and it maks me so angry when the odc's say that it's all in ur head. My opinion is for you to get a second,third,fourth opinion until they listen to you. I went through a bit of that s a few surgeon's said it's a mental thing then magically i was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
so please go and get more opinions as you should not have to live in agony,it's inhumane. Hope you feel better real soon. Look after urself and dont take any crap from the doc's!!! They all think there GOD!!!!!!!

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:08 AM   #13
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did u go see a doc?
Did you even bother to read this thread? I've see docs and had surgery.

 
Old 12-07-2009, 09:25 PM   #14
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Did you even bother to read this thread? I've see docs and had surgery.
I do two things to avoid constipation: eat whole wheat grain like whole wheat pasta or oats. I find that if I don't eat whole grains with the fiber I get constipated. The second thing is I make sure I get enough magnesium. You need at least 400 mg and maybe double that. Or you could get your magnesium from epsom salt. I take one half teaspoon. You can start with that and raise the dosage as needed. Too much will give you diarrhea. You could have a magnesium deficiency. You should also take calcium with the epsom salt or magnesium. It could be as simple as that. Also drink at least six glasses of water a day.

 
Old 12-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #15
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so sorry... anyway after carefully read all the things that you have said. i feel that you should try to detox your body first. I used to have this problem but after my friend intro me to a product, everything solved my problems & also i drink at least 3.5litres of water everyday when i take this product as water is to cleansing my body to remove the toxins in my body. Now my bowel movement is back to normal.

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