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No bowel movement for over a week. HELP.

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  • Posted By: minky90
  • February 24, 2008
  • 01:01 PM

Hi I'm just posting this because I'm a bit desperate now and in a lot of pain.
I have had no bowel movements for about 9 days, after i had a stint of bowels movements which were occurring about four times a day. I believe this happened after I went off the Pill and I was so happy I thought all my bowel trouble had gone :(
The thing is I have ME and I am on an elimination diet. In Jan I went off dairy (lactose) and I totally seized up. I didn't actually release anything for about two weeks, and finally after trying about 5 different laxatives.. I got relief with Bisacoydl which actually in turn made me vomit and pass out as well (my chronic fatigue syndrome doesn't bode well with any sort of drug) After this was when I went off the Pill and things gradually got better and the pain and spasms subsided. Well about two weeks ago I went back on dairy to see whether I was truly intolerant. I cut it out again a week later.. and here I am.. no bowel movement for over a week. I can't eat, my usually flat stomach now looks like I'm three months pregnant and it hurts when I breathe in.
Don't talk about doctors because mine has been so unhelpful. She's asked me on three occasions "and are you eating?". It's so horrible not being taken seriously and I've had a tough time in the past year trying to get my CFS recognised. all she does is hand me more nerve stimulating laxatives which I feel are just plain harmful.

Is there anything I can do today to get them moving?
conventional or alternative remedies, anything is appreciated!!
thank you xx

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  • Hi:) Have you considered trying Psyllium Husks to help. Adequate fibre in the diet is considered vital for digestive regularity and good health. A 'clogged' system can accumulate toxins, which can prevent the digestive system from functioning properly. Fibre helps to improve the transit time of waste products through the system, which in turn can help overall digestive health. Psyllium Husks are pure dietary fibres that are not digested in the small intestine, but are partially broken down in the colon. They act as a sponge, absorbing water and waste material in the bowels. This helps to clear toxins, preventing them from staying too long in the colon. YOU MUST DRINK PLENTY OF WATER WHILST TAKING PSYLLIUM HUSKS. VERY IMPORTANT. PLENTY WATER!! Hope you manage to get things moving soon. I can sympthise with you struggling to be taken seriously with regards to your situation. I've been there too and it's very frustrating. Best wishes.
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