When you have important information to share, please.........

From: Helen Dynda (olddad66@runestone.net)
Fri Feb 11 18:12:43 2000

....try to choose a subject title which will help others know at a glance what your message is!!

If the title tells us in a nutshell what the content of the mssage is, this will help all of us to find that certain message with the subject-matter we are looking for.

If the title gives us a good clue as to the subject matter, this will help all of us when we decided to search for information which is now in the International Adhesion Society's Archives.

The Archives consist of messages all the way back to April 1999 when the International Adhesions Society made its debut on the Internet. I hope that you will want to make use of the Archives as well as the Message Board.

Thanks for your cooperation!!


At Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Helen Dynda wrote: >
>I didn't want this information about laxatives, stool softeners, etc. to
>be passed over because the Subject title didn't match the message. It
>would be most helpful to give the Subject a title which would help
>others have some idea as to what the message is about.
>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
>>a day.
>>And flaxseed oil (health food stores - refrigerator case) is really good for
>>bowel function.
>>Really makes you wonder what they teach in medical school.
>>Best, Karen

>>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Tara S <eirelin@hotmail.com>
>>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <adhesions@forum.obgyn.net>
>>Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 3:27 AM
>>Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
>>> Toni,
>>> 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.
>>> Tara
>>> ----Original Message Follows----
>>> From: twelsh1@hotmail.com (toni welsh)
>>> Reply-To: adhesions@obgyn.net
>>> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <adhesions@forum.obgyn.net>
>>> 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
>>> qurantees!
>>> Take care girls,
>>> Love to all
>>> Toni

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