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Severe IBS-C-I dont now how much more I can take

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Old 09-30-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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Severe IBS-C-I dont now how much more I can take

I went to gastroenterologist and he diagnosed me with IBS with constipation. And he put me on anti-depressants and told me it was probably stress related, and told me to take citricel(sp?). And come back in 3 weeks. I had a cat scan done back in July that showed that my instestines were completely full. And now I feel completely full. I have tried eating more fiber, taking the citrucel, drinking 64 oz of water a day, drinking magnesium citrate (I almost threw up on that stuff), taking stool softeners, exlax, zelnorm, EVERYTHING, and I have only went 3 times and it was all a little bit and hard little pebbles. I look like I am 7 or 8 months pregnant because I am so full and bloated, I have severe pain ALL THE TIME!!! WHAT WILL HELP ME, and WHO WILL? I have been to 3 different doctors since May when it all started and I cant get any help. Can your intestines explode from being so full? I am just so depressed, its just to much for me, I cant eat because it hurts after like 5 minutes and my stomach gets twice as big as it already was. Someone please help I dont know how much longer I can suffer.

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Old 10-03-2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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Re: Severe IBS-C-I dont now how much more I can take

Hi There.

I was diagnosed with IBS-C on the spring and have had the same experience as you. Basically the G.I. specialist just kept prescribing me drugs, but when none of them worked he told me he couldn't help me!! It is not that you are incompetent, it is the doctors. I've started seeing a Naturopath and things seem to be heading in a much better direction. There are many other treatments for IBS beyond what your doctor will tell you. Also, you might benefit from a colonic.
I think that the environment and personality of your doctor is truely important for IBS patients, as for any chronically ill person. If you are visiting someplace frequently it needs to feel safe,comfortable and hopeful.
Don't worry, you will get through this. From what i've seen though, those drugs don't do much for bloating in anyone. You just haven't gotten to the effective treatments yet.

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