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Old 12-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Please Help. I'm desperate for an answer & in pain!

Hi there, I would be so grateful for someone to help me or give me an answer. (Could be here a while.)

About June last year, I started to find it incredibly hard to poo. I had a hemorrhoid that prevented me from going. I was in pain passing, therefore leading me to become constipated.

Since then, I am now in a situation where the hemorrhoid has seemed to have gotten bigger or there are more. I bleed (only small spots) every time I do manage to get to pass. It's painful and I end up gritting my teeth. However, and this is where the problem is. I cannot poo.

It's like, my body has forgotten how to do it. Even when I strain nothing happens even though I know I need to go. I have never experienced anything like it. This is REALLY embarrassing, but I have to help myself by using my fingers to pass because nothing else works. Even then, they are small and dark and sticky and leaves me in a lot of pain. I used to be quite a healthy size, and Ive lost weight around my thighs and hips since, and I just feel awful in myself. I wake up in my sleep in pain, and first thing in the morning I feel sick and want to cry. I like to eat, I enjoy food but my appetite is lost because I can't empty my bowels. I become bloated all the time and I'm always carrying around trapped wind.

These are the things I've tried: Hemorrhoid creams, Movicol sachets, Laxatives, Dulcolax and various ointments. I've been to the doctors but they just say "try this" instead of understand my pain. My mother is in the medical profession and just thinks I'm being a hypercondriac. I feel stupid for ever mentioning it but its taken over my life and I am at the lowest of lows with how I feel. I feel like I can't function.

I've become depressed and I never sleep. Not sure if the problem could possibly be nerve related but I have a tremor and I hallucinate when I sleep sometimes.

Please can someone help me or point me in the right direction or tell me what to do? I'm sick of being unable to poo, it's something that should happen naturally. I never feel healthy anymore even though I am quite fit, I exercise, I eat good food, drink plenty of fluids and take vitamins etc. I have never been so desperate for someone to help me. Everytime I call the doctors to book an appointment they are booked up or I have to call back at stupid times and even then they say I wasn't quick enough in calling. This is how the problem has esculated so much. This is my last resort.

I can't stress at how much I need help. I fear that one day I'm just going to wake up in excruciating pain and been critically ill.

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Re: Please Help. I'm desperate for an answer & in pain!

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Hi there, I would be so grateful for someone to help me or give me an answer. (Could be here a while.)

About June last year, I started to find it incredibly hard to poo. I had a hemorrhoid that prevented me from going. I was in pain passing, therefore leading me to become constipated.

Since then, I am now in a situation where the hemorrhoid has seemed to have gotten bigger or there are more. I bleed (only small spots) every time I do manage to get to pass. It's painful and I end up gritting my teeth. However, and this is where the problem is. I cannot poo.

It's like, my body has forgotten how to do it. Even when I strain nothing happens even though I know I need to go. I have never experienced anything like it. This is REALLY embarrassing, but I have to help myself by using my fingers to pass because nothing else works. Even then, they are small and dark and sticky and leaves me in a lot of pain. I used to be quite a healthy size, and Ive lost weight around my thighs and hips since, and I just feel awful in myself. I wake up in my sleep in pain, and first thing in the morning I feel sick and want to cry. I like to eat, I enjoy food but my appetite is lost because I can't empty my bowels. I become bloated all the time and I'm always carrying around trapped wind.

These are the things I've tried: Hemorrhoid creams, Movicol sachets, Laxatives, Dulcolax and various ointments. I've been to the doctors but they just say "try this" instead of understand my pain. My mother is in the medical profession and just thinks I'm being a hypercondriac. I feel stupid for ever mentioning it but its taken over my life and I am at the lowest of lows with how I feel. I feel like I can't function.

I've become depressed and I never sleep. Not sure if the problem could possibly be nerve related but I have a tremor and I hallucinate when I sleep sometimes.

Please can someone help me or point me in the right direction or tell me what to do? I'm sick of being unable to poo, it's something that should happen naturally. I never feel healthy anymore even though I am quite fit, I exercise, I eat good food, drink plenty of fluids and take vitamins etc. I have never been so desperate for someone to help me. Everytime I call the doctors to book an appointment they are booked up or I have to call back at stupid times and even then they say I wasn't quick enough in calling. This is how the problem has esculated so much. This is my last resort.

I can't stress at how much I need help. I fear that one day I'm just going to wake up in excruciating pain and been critically ill.
Try taking Cirtucel or metamucil 3 times daily with two 8 oz. glasses of water after each dose. This does take up to 72 hours before you have a bowel movement. Drink an 8 oz. glass of water warmed in the microwave with fresh squeezed lemon, go sit in a tub of warm water for 20-30 minutes, with lots of vaseline on the tip of a glycerin suppository insert it and wait about 30 minutes for it to work. Go sit on the toilet with relaxing music on and take slow deep breaths and hold it to count of 10 and slowly release through pursed lips and keep doing this for up 30 minutes or until you move your bowels. This takes a lot time, patience,and concentration on the breathing. It helps so you don't strain and force the bm out and it actually helps relax the rectal and anal sphincter muscles making it easier for the stool to pass through he rectum and anus.
I have had chronic consipation problems all of my life so I understand how much pain you are in.It must be even more painful when you have hemorrhoids. Have you ever tried using a sitz bath to help reduce the hemorrhoids before trying to move your bowels. My former client who is a quadriplegic says that witch hazel on a cotton ball applied to the hemorrhoids help shrink them and help with the itching and burning. I also use witch hazel on the toilet paper before I wipe after moving my bowels. I feel cleaner and the toilet paper isn't as harsh on your anus.
I eat a bowl of oatmeal with ground flax seed and cinnamon in it every day for breakfast and a bowl of 6 stewed apricots or prunes, a piece of fresh fruit at lunch,and fresh vegetable at dinner. I drink at least 64 oz. a day of water. I have made it a priority first thing in the morning before I even get into the shower to sit on the toilet for up to 30 minutes to move my bowels. I listen to relaxing music and do slow deep breathing exercises to ehlp me to have a bm without having strain or force it out. I make sure I eat 25-30 grams a day of fiber as well. As long as I do these thing s every day then I have no problem moving my bowels daily. The more water you drink the easier it will be to keep your bowels soft and moving regularly. I hope these suggestions will help you to be on your way to moving your bowels daily without a lot of pain trying to go.

 
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