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I am 52 female....no children
have history of disc disease.
Been without insurance for years. I live by my self. And am broke. No money for insurance
2 trips to ER 1 Week apart for acute constipation. I went because of pain.
The pain is unreal. lower left abdomen.
1st Dr put me on antibiotics and doxylamine. I am still having a great deal of pain. It's not chronic...but happens 1 to 2 hours after I eat.....lasts 7 to 10 hours....basically until I eat again.
So fast forward 1 week. And I am hungry.
So I go to work....have broth for breakfast and chicken for lunch. Then a couple hours later I am in so much pain I head to Er.
Repeated ct scan ..... still constipated.
This Dr sends me home with mag citrate and emena. Says I need to go see GI specialist. By morning I have several Bms.
Saw the Gi specialist $400.00 nurse practitioner. She said no sign of anything else other then constipation. Gave me 2 samples lintenz and trulance. recommend I also start on miralax.
Started on lintenz.......it helped a little but once again after eating I am in so much pain I have idea how I stayed at work. So I called and talked to her assistant. She recommended that I add the trulance (she said dont take it and leave the house). Along with the miralax. So I am scared to eat anything.....friends/family said try boost/insure. Tried it...as we had a very busy surgery schedule (reg vet tech since 1990). Nope puked that up straight away. So I called again. Suggested high fiber diet trulance....lintenz...and miralax.
And she would call in doxylamine ...the meds that slows gi down? I asked to stop one of the laxatives and go on pain meds like gabapentin....she said it may mask something. I have not filled the doxylamine. Yet I want some to explain to me why I am on 3 laxatives and she wants to put me on something that will slow my colon.
She recommended another ct scan....why not xray if they want to know if I am still constipated.???? (cheaper)
I have been constipated before. But until all this pain started I never knew pain like this. And I felt no need to go....and have been going.....last night I was up most of the night passing liquid..slightly grey stools. In other words hardly any stool at all.
My gut sounds like there is a war going on. no gas pains but gurgling.
Has anyone ever had this from acute constipation? Left side is where I feel the pain.
Sorry so long....but I am frustrated.
I work in the medical field and my patients cant talk. I have to be able to work. With a clear mind.
I feel like I am being dismissed without insurance....no money to make here...whose next?
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