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Helpsun78 12-07-2012 09:16 PM

I cannot have a bowel movement
 
I have been having this problem for years. I'm in my 30's. I had had a problem and found the meralax it was so great when I could finally go regularly. I even lost 40 pounds within 2 months. Never felt better to eat and my stomach not bloat uncomfortably and feel exhausted all the time. That worked for about 6 months. I'm back to feeling the same way, when I finally go I have blood in my stool. I got some pistachios and those seemed to do nicely for 2 weeks then again, bloated and exhausted again. Heartburn back 10 fold. Now I'm at square one. Nothing helps, milk makes it worse and I tried the women's laxative, it cramped me so bad with no results. I have told my doctor and she says just keep taking the laxative that was working before. What do I do, my stomach bloats to 3 times normal size for not pooping for 4 days. I get horrible heartburn and have trouble even passing gas. This sux

flipfleury 12-07-2012 10:08 PM

Re: I cannot have a bowel movement
 
[QUOTE=Helpsun78;5100959]I have been having this problem for years. I'm in my 30's. I had had a problem and found the meralax it was so great when I could finally go regularly. I even lost 40 pounds within 2 months. Never felt better to eat and my stomach not bloat uncomfortably and feel exhausted all the time. That worked for about 6 months. I'm back to feeling the same way, when I finally go I have blood in my stool. I got some pistachios and those seemed to do nicely for 2 weeks then again, bloated and exhausted again. Heartburn back 10 fold. Now I'm at square one. Nothing helps, milk makes it worse and I tried the women's laxative, it cramped me so bad with no results. I have told my doctor and she says just keep taking the laxative that was working before. What do I do, my stomach bloats to 3 times normal size for not pooping for 4 days. I get horrible heartburn and have trouble even passing gas. This sux[/QUOTE]

I eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast with ground flax seed and cinnamon every day and a bowl of 6 stewed apricots or prunes, a pear for lunch,and two vegetables at dinner. I was using Citrucel twice a day and it works great but I also have interstitial cystitius and the citrucel aggravates it for some weird reason. I make sure I drink lots of water(64 oz. a day),eat 25-30 grams a day of fiber, and I make time every morning even before I get into the shower to have a bowel movement. When I don't take the time to move my bowels first thing in the morning then the next day it hurts to go. How much water I drink makes a big difference in how hard my bowel movements are to even pass . Stay away from stimulant laxatives and enemas. If you haven't moved your bowels in 2-3 days in a row,try using a glycerin suppository instead. You can't pass gas when you're constipated because the gas gets trapped behind the mass of stool backed up into your colon and rectum. I found that if I listen to relaxing music and do slow deep breathing exercises while on the toilet it helps me to move my bowels without any pain or having to strain to go.

Helpsun78 12-08-2012 10:14 AM

Re: I cannot have a bowel movement
 
I will try those things. Thank you

Stretch1one 12-08-2012 01:22 PM

Re: I cannot have a bowel movement
 
Have you tried a daily probiotic?also you may be low on magnesium my wife take a supplement twice a day or she has real issues like you mentioned it can take weeks o ce you get stuff working then all it takes is one day of bad food then back to the bad stuff also milk of magnesia is always around in the meds cabinet

Good luck

Helpsun78 12-11-2012 01:02 PM

Re: I cannot have a bowel movement
 
It didn't work. If I don't fast for a day it's even hard to cram more in my belly. I'm bloated bad right now and look pregnant. :confused::confused::bouncing:

4needsomehelp2 01-17-2013 01:44 PM

Re: I cannot have a bowel movement
 
I can't go even with laxatives and colonics! Digital removal is what I am forced to do the past 3 years. But, someone gave me a natural laxative that worked for his wife who could not go for 4 years or so. No food starting at Noon. Around 6:30 pm, no more water. At 7pm take a shot of plain virgin olive oil followed with half a shot of lemon juice. If you can, take another double shot with one shot lemon juice every 15 to 20 minutes, taking up to 8 shots of olive oil. Then, try to relax inclined on bed. Anywhere from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. it should work. He said this worked for his wife, so I hope it works for you to if you want to try it. I don't see how it could hurt!


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