Re: Confused!

From: toni welsh (
Fri Mar 2 21:43:22 2001

At Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Millie wrote: >
>I am having similar problems. I have to sleep sitting up. If I try to lay on
>my side, and then roll over, I get such pains just like if the intestines
>were twisted into knots. I had some loose stool with pain, this morning.
>Then I went a lot more loose stool, which it was like a lot of pain- not
>cramps - and like the stool more or less fell out, with me not really having
>any urge. But the pain is always there, and nothing relieves it. I told the
>ob/gyn today and I asked her if the adhesions could be back. I told her it
>is not IBS. Then after I told her I am starved, losing weight, in pain, and
>having trouble going, she said,"You look a lot better than you did before
>the surgery."I asked how the path. report was, and she said it just showed a
>few tiny fibroids.I asked her then, why she took everything. She
>said,"Because you were crying you had pelvic pain and wanted the pain taken
>care of. "I told her that I had asked her not to take anything that wasn't
>really bad. She said that we agreed on the plan of treatment, and I said
>"but you wrote it as a possible hysterectomy." I guess I don't have to see
>her anymore. The job is done, the $$$$ are made, and I guess this is as good
>as I get. I am so discouraged that I ever let myself be cut.I am afraid to
>take too many laxatives when I have abdominal pain because in some cases
>you can do more harm than good.
>Hope you're feeling better.

>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "toni welsh" <>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
>Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 7:47 AM
>Subject: Confused!
>> I am so confused on why I go from one extreme to the next, I have been
>> suffering constipation for 3 years, and the last 5 days I have had
>> severe upper cramping, and diarreha. I was up ti 2 o'clock last night.
>> I did not go Wednesday, and took senekot on Tuesday night, the pain
>> clinic said I should take it more often, and yesterday I got the cramps
>> again in the upper part of my stomach, and thought I had taken too much,
>> but normally it works in the morning, and I go no more, and I was up
>> most of the night going. I know this is not a virus, I have been
>> eating, and trying to think of what I may have eaten, but I have not
>> eaten nothing different.I may call my GI dr today, this is starting to
>> woory me, I NEVER get diarreha, and I went all day and night, normally
>> if this happens, it goes away right away. I am still going this
>> morning, and I do not want to take anything like imodium, it may cause
>> more troubles.
>> This is something I am definitely not used to. This happened Sunday,
>> and the stoll was normal the first time yesterday, can laxatives cause
>> damage to cause this. I am sorry, I am not used to this, and the pain
>> has not got any worse, until the cramps start. Then it is bad.
>> I guess the best thing to do , is call the dr first to see if he may
>> know what I could do. I am sorry to bother you about this, but I am
>> tired of this, I told my husband and he said at leats you are getting it
>> out, yeah, but this is ridiculous. he wants to go to flea market
>> tomaorrow, and I like to go with him. This is not a sign of
>> obstruction, I hope, I take prevacid for the acid, and it got worse for
>> awhile last night.
>> TOni


I called my GI dr today, and he called me about 5 o.clock, and asked alot of questions, he said that the best thing I did not do, was run for imodium, he said that my colon was impacted, he said that the only thing you can do for that is to take a strong enema, he said that causes diarreha, and alot of it. I was confused like I had said, and he explained it more to me. He said if it does not get better by Monday I am to call him then, or sooner if it gets worse. Tonight the cramps came back but no diarreha.

he said that the cramping that was doubling me over was up high, and that alot of people with severe constipation end up impacted, and to be careful because you can end up in the hospital ,a dn I do not want that. it made no sense until he explained it to me. I hope it helps, but I cannot do the enema til tomorrow, I need to get some sleep.


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