Re: Chronic Constipation after Cholecystectomy. Anyone else?
Thanks for the advice. I will definately try it! At this point I'd try just about anything.
I have been struggling with chronic constipation for about 4 yrs. now. I had my gall bladder removed about 4 1/2 yrs ago. I don't know if the constipation and the gall bladder removal are related, but I'm at a loss to blame it on anything else. I have been tested for celiacs disease twice now. My thyroid and hormone levels are normal. I had a colonoscopy that showed that my colon was "in perfect health". Over the counter stool softeners don't work, or they will work for a little while and then my bowel becomes resistant to them.
Recently the doctor put me on a prescription strength laxative which only made matters worse. For some reason it caused a lot of bloating and abdominal pain and before I knew it my stomach was distended and I had a bigger problem than before.
The doctor says that I'm just what we call a "slow mover". She put me on a daily laxative and said "see you in two months". Really? Given my health habits I can't believe she's okay with this. My diet consists of chicken and fish, and raw fruits and veggies. I drink a lot of water. I no longer eat any wheat products at all because they seam to bind me up, along with peanut butter, bananas, cheese, potatoes and beans. I get up at 5 am every morning hoping that I'll be able to have a BM before I go to work.
When I think about my life as a 44 yr old active mom I can't believe that my life has to revolve around whether or not I can go to the bathroom. I'm going to try your method. And in the mean time I'm setting up to see a different doctor for my problems. Thanks for the advice.