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Old 02-21-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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I've suffered with Chronic Constipation for about 6 years,it started as a teenager,and I had no idea why it happened to me.I had no problem growing up with moving my bowels or having that urge to go,it just stopped overnight.Mentally,I did have a rough childhood and I delt with some extreme stress at a young age,physically I was falling apart slowely.Not only was I constipated,I had gastritis,bloating,abdominal pain,nausea,and alot of fatigue.I started going to the gastro specialist after a few weeks and he ran a bunch of different tests,gave me a whole lot of medications,tried changed my diet around.Everything that he suggested me to do,I tried and failed misurably,and I realy did try it all.

I did alot of research,tried speaking to friends/family on what to do,put more fiber into my diet,drank more water,took vitamins,exersized,and tried to relax instead of being tense all the time.I was going through alot,and this problem effected my life in many ways.I would stay home alot more,become unsocialable,lay around and sleep,it was depressing.

I went to a second and third specialist a couple years later and they did some more test(go figure),and found nothing!My colonoscopy was clear and my blood work was perfect,so the last specialist said it was a physical problem caused by my mental illness.I have Bipolar and are on certain medications,but it's very unheard of for people to suffer with Chronic Constipation from that?!

It realy sucks,and I have to take laxatives everyday in order to go to the bathroom,how embaressing.If anyone is suffering like me as well or may know what else for me to do,please reply,I'de appreciate it
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:49 AM   #2
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Re: I've Been Going Through This For Years...

You havn't tried a regular intake of olive oil with your food. I can't keep repeating myself so please look up my post on the use of olive oil as a weapon against constipation.......oh and please let us know how you get on. Ta ta, kennyboy.

Old 02-25-2009, 12:40 AM   #3
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Re: I've Been Going Through This For Years...

I don't know what medication you take, however my doctor told me some antidepressants can cause constipation.

Also, have you had a breath test for fructose or lactose malabsorption? They can cause bloating, constipation, gas etc.

Thyroid problems can also be a cause.

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