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Pain killers and the doctors who won't prescribe them

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  • Posted By: Pennee101
  • July 13, 2007
  • 08:45 PM

I know that opiates can cause constipation. I also know that the bottles of Advils I took over many years probably made my stomach condition much worse. I was on an anti-candida diet and supplements for about 1 month and I am still in pain.

I can't stand it anymore and if I ask for a pain killer the doctor seems to think I just want to get high!:mad:

My last colonoscopy and endoscopy was about 5 months ago. The doctor gave me Zelnorm. I find that if I eat a couple big tablespoons of faxseeds I don't have a problem with constipation.

This is just not living. I don't have sharp pain but a dull ache in the upper part of my abdomen and around the sides. I barely eat because my symptoms get much worse if I do.

The only test I have not taken is an ultrasound for gall bladder stones. I've talked to people who have had these stones and their symptoms do not seem like mine. Either way I have done the "drink 1/4 cup olive oil +1/4 cup organic grapfruit oil at night and it seemed as if there were less pressure after it.

But I am now afraid to do this again because I took the last Vicodin I had and no one wants to prescribe any more for me. I bet if I went in with the MRI of my neck they'd give it to me in a heart beat. But my neck only starts to hurt when the pain in my stomach goes away.

I take Levsin which actually helps, (it helps relax the smooth muscle in the intestine) and I still have some Fiorocette which works a little but I am afraid of the caffiene in it.

I honestly think that if I could take a good pain pill for about 2 months this stuff may go away because the pain causes constant stress and the constrant stress causes the pain!

Anyone have an answer for this? Thanks so much. :)

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