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Hello all. I am a 28 year old female that has been chronically constipated for the past 4 years. I have had 3 CT scans and all had come out clear. In early 2020 I was only passing a bowel movement twice a week. In November of 2020, my movements completely stopped. None of this was new to me, because I went years without going to the restroom without some sort of help. I took all types of laxatives and stool softeners. Currently, I take miralax everyday. I think my constipation is worsening, and I was finally referred to a GI, and they decided to schedule a colonoscopy. I am trying to seek answers because I am worried of what Miralax can do long term to me.
Besides being constipated, I have recently started feeling a new burning, dull sensation in my stomach. I am wondering if this is because of my constipation, or perhaps I have developed GERD or acid reflux.
This is a long shot, but has anyone here dealt with chronic constipation for years? It has deteriorated my quality of life greatly, and I can never speak to someone who understands how I feel. I feel like I am a constant burden to my boyfriend and mother.
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