Hello. As much as we don't like talking about it. I have too. I've always had regular, once a day movements. Past couple years. It's become longer and longer before I can. This time I'm going on over 3 weeks. I get what I call "flare ups". I start by not feeling well. Might have a very loose stool. Small fever. Nauseated. And jus feel like crap. Kidneys hurt. Then. I can't go. I get more and more sick feeling. Cramps. I get a huge bulge on my left side where my colon is. U can feel it filled all the way up. Once In a while I might get a very small thin something out. But that's it. I lose weight. Which I don't know how since I'm so full of crap! Loss of appetite. Obviously. I eat fiber. Fruit. Things to help. Nothing. My question is. If I drink magnesium citrate, will it get it out and loosen it all? Or will it make things worse. Like cause my stomach to bloat, making what's closer to my intestines loose. And what's in my colon block it cuz it's so hard. Like I'm going to explode?? Any one else have this?? PLEASE HELP.
Go to the er. If you are getting fevers and can see your bulged out colon and it's been 3 weeks and you can't eat - you are poisoning your body forcing it to reabsorb the toxins in your poop! (Sorry I know you're not purposely doing this - I have horrible chronic cons. From antidepressants Dexedrine and now accutane so I know what it's like to have to go and not be able to - it totally ruins quality of life and I've decided not to take it anymore! Hence how I saw your question I've taken MOM for the 1st time and have been researching all night!) seriously saw pics of guy's toxic megacolon (Post mortem) after googling fecal impaction that's what you have you need to go to the emergency room or at very least your regular doctor TODAY or you could die. Don't want to scare u but it's that serious - hope you've already found relief but in case someone else reads your question...
I am not a Dr. but, I read a lot. I don't know your age. Regardless, you really should see a gastro dr. I'm sure him or her would want to explore with a colonoscopy. Especially since you mentioned a blockage and passing thin stools. You might have a polyp or hemorrhoid. I'm not sure if you are a male or female. Or if you lift weights. Straining alone can cause hemorrhoids. I've gone for a colonoscopy. You are sedated. You don't feel a thing! The ONLY thing that's annoying is the prep that you have to drink the night before and the morning of the test. It's 2 doses taken 12 hours apart. The more you follow the exact directions, the more it comes out. That's how they are able to get the best diagnosis. No one likes having to be the patient. But, this is no time to be embarrassed. Good luck. Please, do it to get relief and peace of mind.
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