Awful Stomach Pain & Chronic Constipation -2 Months

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I started having serious stomach and lower back pain as result of constipation caused by taking a new iron supplement.

After stopping the supplement, my symptoms did not improve. My doctor recommended taking benefiber and miralax every day which I have been doing. This has caused me to pass bowel movements but it has not relieved the constant stomach pains, lower back aching, and vomiting.

Does anyone know what this could be?

Is there any testing I should have done?

What can I do to stop the pain? I'm exhausted from dealing with it and its mentally draining.

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  • Posted

    Do you know what the cause of your iron deficiency is?

    What is your diet like? Also, you can buy non constipating iron supplements from health food shops.

    • Posted

      My Iron Deficiency is caused by the excessive amount of blood I loose during my period - I am now on BC to stop my period and thus stop the iron loss.

      My diet is primarily fruits & vegetables - though I stray from citrus because of GERD. I don't eat a lot of meat products, but when I do it is generally chicken. I stray from gluten products because they cause my stomach to hurt. I eat a lot of salt because I have significantly low blood sugar as well.

      Thank you for your response!!

    • Posted

      when I was young I had significant issues with stomach aches which using an endoscopy they ruled as a gluten sensitivety. however I recently had blood work done to test for markers if a sensitivity / celiac which came back negative so I'm not quite sure what is going on.

    • Posted

      Did you have the test after you had cut out gluten? You need to have gluten before you have the test in order to be able to tell if you are intolerant.

    • Posted

      I had the test done before I completely cut out gluten. So it seems that it would be somewhat accurate?

    • Posted

      if you were still having gluten then it would be accurate

  • Posted

    Hi infjhiker

    If you have low iron you prob have low b12 and folate, low levels can cause diahorrea, constipation, fatigue and tiredness plus other side effects. Start taking B12 and folate and vit d which will also have adverse effects on your gut if levels are low....image

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