Severe IBS Issue Undiagnosed

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Unknown Bowel Issues……….Please Help!

Hello All,

I am reaching out in pure desperation in hopes someone can shed some light on whatever is going on with my body.

I am a 37 year old male who has had GI issues the majority of my life, however the past two years have been a nightmare battling constipation. I know the basics regarding what causes constipation, etc. This is more so an anatomy issue, at least I think.

Basically my body will not allow me to empty out. Gas feces, etc. collects in my lower abdomen- mainly my lower left side or under my bellybutton and just stays there.

No matter what I do I can not get my body to relax and pass things. I’ve taken Linzess, Trulance, Motegrity, etc. and nothing changes the problem, in fact it gives me the urge to go and the pain builds up.

This happens with gas too so I know it’s an issue with my body. It’s as if one part is turned off while the other is on. If I take laxatives before bed I’m able to wake up and go a bit. I have also taken Valium, Xanax, and Lorazepam and they too help a bit. I was also given prednisone for inflammation and that doesn’t help.

I have been to a ton of doctors and no one seems to get what is going on.

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    have you tried the low fodmap diet for ibs? i started two days ago and have literally had immediate relief. Before i started it i would look 6 months pregnant by the end of the day bc i was so full of gas and constipated. i go every morning but it never feels complete but today even though it was still kind of difficult to go, it felt like it all came out for once.

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    Has IBS been mentioned at all? Have you tried an antispasmodic for the pain and tried changing your diet to include lots of fruit and vegetables? Increasing your fibre intake may help. I have IBS C and lots of fruit helped me, particularly oranges and prune juice. I would keep going back to your doctor until you get answers. That's the best way forward. Keeping on going back to my doctor helped me get my diagnosis.

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    My understanding is that one of the main symptoms of IBS is diarrhoea not constipation but I could be wrong.

    You could try taking Colpermin which you can buy over the counter from the chemist. If this works you can get it on prescription.

    Hope it helps.

    Take care and keep in touch.

    Sarah

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    hi albert, i do truly know what that feels like. i am used to being so bunged up that you can hardly move. i take fybogel, which you can buy on prescription or laxido,these are both bowel softeners and should have been mentioned to you? try asking your doctor about them.

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