Dare to change the title, if you find that the subject matter doesn't fit the title. I did! No offense to Karen K.!! Just a learning experience for everyone who reads messages at this Forum.
At Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote:
>You are right Tara, laxative dependency is a big problem.
>My PCP says stool softener is ok, and it does seem to help me more than
>Prune juice is also safer than daily, longterm laxatives.
>Mylicon (infant formula) works very well for the gas.
>Aloe Vera juice is supposed to be good for bowel function, but the one time
>i tried it , 6 weeks after hyst,
>it was weird. It felt like after-shave going through me. most of it
>"tingled", felt good. But, at the one spot where the pain was worst, it
>felt like the juice hit a wound - the pain was so bad (and I was taking
>4000mg of enteric coated aspirin a day at that stage), it put me in bed for
>And flaxseed oil (health food stores - refrigerator case) is really good for
>Really makes you wonder what they teach in medical school.
>>----- Original Message -----
>From: Tara S <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <email@example.com>
>Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 3:27 AM
>Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
>> Your dr sounds familiar. Before I found these dr's I'm trying now, I had
>> gone to several dr's and the emergency room over the past 4 1/2 yrs (since
>> the bloating episodes began, also since my hysterectomy) - and their
>> favorite diagnosis for me was simple constipation (forget the pain I had
>> rest of the time - concentrate on the biggest symptom and take another wad
>> of money) and the prescription was a whole bottle of citrate of magnesium
>> *shudder*. Horrible stuff - it doesn't help, and isn't it a bad thing to
>> have to take laxatives all the time? I have read that if you end up
>> on them, then you eventually get to where you can't have an unaided bowel
>> movement (sounds like all of us now). The only other things I get are
>> anti-spasmodics which make me nauseous and do nothing else.
>> ----Original Message Follows----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (toni welsh)
>> Reply-To: email@example.com
>> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
>> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:22:09 -0600
>> At Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Kb1707tiamet@aol.com wrote:
>> Hi girls, I just wrote a long post to help get through the days. I
>> guess I just get so confused. I am trying to wait for a new gel barrier
>> to come out, I am even sick of the pain clinic, the meds I take do not
>> help the pain a whole lot. I was told a few months ago, they have me at
>> the point where I am on meds to where they will not make me too tired,
>> they cannot do no more. I will sill see them, but even they said there
>> are so many drs that just now are realizing that adhesions cause pain.
>> I am even between GI docs, the one I saw for years, is one of those that
>> do not believ the adheions ARE doing something to the bowels. May not
>> be in his eyes, but what am I feeling? He is the one who told me to take
>> milk of magnesia twice a day and prescribed an a arthritis med that they
>> use now to stimulate the bowels,I just don't want no more meds. I feel
>> like senekot is moving them now, although the pain is extremely getting
>> worse after it. Almost make the bowels inside feel sore. Some days I
>> cannot even lean lightly on something.
>> I know it is mind over matter, but my mind still tells me I am in pain,
>> cannot overcome it. I know deep in my heart I will go through another
>> surgery, but I am so scared right now. As we all know , there are no
>> Take care girls,
>> Love to all