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First time on this forum (or any health forum) so hello first of all!
So down to the issue! I've been constipated for about 4 years straight now, my stools are always soft, I can easily go a week without going to the toilet. Sometimes I'll have this 1 day where I seem to be constantly flatulating and it always stinks really bad. Within the 4 years I've always been in full time work but it got a bit much for me so I quit my job this February to focus on my health. I also have strong headaches on a daily basis which seems related, whenever my stomach hurts or cramps I then get a strong headache.
Since quitting my job I also changed Doctors as within those years I never got anywhere. Movicol seemed to be the only thing that helps me go at all, I've tried Lactulose and another stimulant laxative which name I forget, it did nothing for me though other than seriously hurt my insides. Problem with Movicol is if I stick to it, I end up going to the bathroom like 6 times a day and even then every time I go practically nothing is happening. Again of course the stools are very soft.
I've had blood tests for IBD which game back negative. Had loads of them
Just came back from one of those X Rays where I take a pill the Wednesday before but apparently it's went straight through me. That makes it look like I have nothing wrong with me but clearly I do.
I can't have any sort of relationship. I tried but i feel terrible every day, mentally and physically so it wasn't fair on her.
Sometimes i notice the stools are very sticky and stick to the side of the toilet. Also sometimes a little light blood on toilet paper from a cut that never seems to heal.
Alcohol usually hurts my stomach, especially the morning after so I rarely drink. It seems to make going to the toilet more difficult. If I have a lot of sugar in the day such as an energy drink it seems to help me go (I don't use these as a remedy, just some info).
You can probably tell I'm trying to tell you everything I know so sorry for all the writing :D
I've tried massively increasing my fiber and water intake but nothing seemed to change at all. Tried fiber supplements too such as psyllium husks and dried fruit such as figs but nothing changed.
I'm not sure I'm missing anything. I know it's difficult but does anyone have any ideas? The doctor will probably think I'm fine at this point but I'm really not my last 4 years have been miserable and I can't work as too many days I have heavy cramps and headaches and I can't focus. Not to mention sometimes I need to rush to the bathroom.
Final bit of information is I never feel as though I have fully had a bowel movement. I always feel like I'm not finished.
Thanks a lot for your time everyone.
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