For as long as i can remember i have never regularly been able to go to the bathroom. Up until i noticed it was abnormal (about 16 years old) i remember very rarely having a bowl movement (way over a week between). im now 22, and since then i have been to many doctors to try and get a diagnosis - i have been prescribed laxatives (NOT a long term solution), told thats just the way my body is (helpful), told i dont eat enough fibre, and even sent away for councelling for depression.
Currently, to be able to have a bowel movement i eat a VERY high fiber diet (i cant follow the same casual diet as my friends/housemates), am doing hard excercise 6 days a week in the gym and drowning myself in water (i have no thirst), and STILL having a bowel movement is a chore. I am currently going about once every two days, and even then only after an abdominal massage, and passing the waste itself takes a lot of time and effort. I seem to be producing a LOT of gas, i cant have a movement until i let out a lot, and the flatulence is putting a bit of a dampener on my social and sex life. I dont know ANYONE who eats the amount of fiber i eat, or exercises as much as i do, but no one else around me seems to have any trouble going to the bathroom.
Im exhausted from being in the gym so much, the high fiber diet is unsatisfying and making sure i have a bowel movement is starting to take over my life. If i dont have a bowel movement my abdomen is very round and swollen, uncomfortable and gassy.
This has been going on for a long time now. I just want to have a life that is not controlled by my food, and id like to be able to enjoy my food again with my friends. I have had my thyroid, blood sugar levels and various other tests which wasnt really specified to my by the nurse, but have been told that im apparently fine and healthy..
Im sorry for the long post, but as i have already been to a few doctors theres quite a bit to write down. Any help would be most appreciated, im getting to breaking point here.
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