Quit smoking may 10 2010.
Discomfort started several months ago w/ lower back pain had constipation and stomach fullness after eating. This started before I quit smoking. Constipation and back and stomach pain have worsened. Stomach fullness is worse after eating.
Had an ultra sound last week and colonoscopy exam today. Dr.s said tests were normal. Drs say my symptoms are caused by body reacting to not smoking.
For 6 weeks have been eating only healthy food (fruits, vegs, activia yogart etc..) and taken over the counter laxitives and zantaz which helps some but pain persists. The pain worses when I stand for a little while. At a sporting even yesterday standing for two hours I did not think I was going to be able to walk back to my car the pain was so severe in lower back. The pain has worsened since I've eaten better and started mild exercise, not gotten better.
Can quitting smoking cause this? What worries me is that the pain is getting worse not better.