This is embarassing, but Im glad these boards are here. only 2 more days till my 1st Endo visit, and Im counting the hours. I havent been able to produce a bowel movement in 2 weeks. This is over 3 weeks now on Levithyroxin. I have taken correctol, ate 1 and half boxes of fiber bars, drinking water etc. Still have bulge below right rib, and now major bloating ( of course) in stomach. Nausea is starting to kick in. Ready to go back to ER, but Im going to wait until I see Endo.
Not all cases of constipation are caused by thyroid. You have four of the seven most common symptoms of bowel obstruction. If you haven't passed anything at all in two weeks (not even gas), you definitely should not wait for the endo visit. (He isn't the kind of doctor who investigates stomach bulges, anyway.) You really need to be seen in the ER.
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I took suppository last night and had very minimal amount this morning. So Im trying another supp this am. I will call my primary care physician right now, thank you for your suggestions. I feel kinda silly not knowing what is serious and what is not. I will let you all know.