Ok so for years I've had troubles going to the washroom properly, I can remember being a kid and constantly being in the washroom, sitting on the toilet and pushing. And for years I can remember my doctor just telling me that it is because I am overweight and to just drink some laxitives. Finally I demanded to be sent to a specialist. After a colonoscopy and a barium defogram (which the barium got stuck in me and put me in hospital for 2 weeks), the doctors found that I have a 'small' rectocele and enterocele. I was told to drink lax-a-day everyday and to stop eating red meats. I have done this but am still not much better than I was before.
I am constantly bloated, constantly gassy, feel like I am sitting on a brick, when I actually DO go to the washroom I have to push and position myself in different ways just to get a small amount out of me and even when I do go it always feels like there is plenty more but just won't come out. Usually half way through my meals I start sweating and my stomach starts cramping and pushing me to go to the washroom but when I do get into the washroom, nothing usually happens. I have tried doing a big 'cleanse' every few weeks just to keep things moving but now not even that is working.
I have been back to see my GI specialist. He recommended I start taking lactulose everyday ontop of the lax-a-day. I feel like I'm bothering these people when I see them. They just keep telling me that alot of women have this problem and that I just need to watch what I eat and up the laxitives. I don't know what else to do anymore.
sanjalica353: Try taking some magnesium. Your body will know when you have enough magnesium because you'll end up with loose stools. You can also get magnesium from eating dark chocolate, nuts, and salmon and green vegetables. You need to increase your fiber. Eat "P" fruits. Pineapple, prunes, peaches, pears, etc. Drink more water also. If you're a caffeine drinker, caffeine depletes the magnesium from you.
Try not to get addicted to laxatives. You don't want to really do a job on your intestines. Good luck.
That's the kicker... I take fiber and the lax-a-day everyday. No caffeine. Just water and most of the time it's warm water too. As for vegetables, I can only eat them if they've been cooked for a longer period of time, other wise my stomach has a really hard time digesting them.
I'm scared though... the past week has been different, very different, constant trips to the washroom with nothing but diarrhea and lots of cramping and bloating. I didn't eat or do anything different so I don't know what is happening.