I Suffer Chronic Constipation

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    Genes And Meds Caused Extreme Constipation

    My whole side of my Dad's side of the family suffers from severe constipation. Unfortunately, I have an illness where I have to take very constipating medication, so I am doubly screwed. I do a lot of things to keep "flowing", yoga, eating well, the supplement colon max...
    dojo123 dojo123
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2012

    Advise Please!!!

    I have suffered from constipation since I was 3 months old. I have been to all kinds of doctors and received so many different explanations that I can’t keep them straight any more. Some tell me it is my diet, others say I am doing it to myself and some just send me off without...
    Skater10 Skater10
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 31, 2012


    When I was a kid, I did suffer chronic constipation.  I remember my mom putting these tubes in my butt.  Not very pleasant either.I also get constipated and diarhea when I mense and ovulate.Since last week, I have been on a roller coaster, constipation and diarhea.Yesterday, I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2011

    A Lot Of Constipation In The Last 7 Years

    sometimes I can't go to the toilet very well... it started when I started putting on weightabout 6months ago it was very bad... it comes and goes but its hard to deal with at timesit gives me anal fissures and bleeding as well.
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    Quality Of Life After Subtotal Colectomy For Slow-Transit Constipation

      I am a 32-year-old female from Greece. I had a long history of chronic and severe constipation, which (as years went by) couldn’t respond to any diet or long-term use of medication. Initially, I followed all conservative treatment measures, but failed. The development of...
    arletta23 arletta23
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

    Chronic Constipation Sucks.....

    I've suffered with unbelievable constipation over the years.....I mean unimaginably unpleasant - I'm talking like three or four weeks without a bowel movement......and even then it was only with the help of saline enemas which stung like Hell. I found most treatments to be a...
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    2 Years Of Hardship

    Hello everyone a 28 year old female here for the last 2 years I have suffered severe constipation without avail. It started when I had a bad bowel obstruction where everything was at the edge but too built up to release, I took Laxatives, Milk of Magnesia, Citrate, and miralax...
    ashsangre ashsangre
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2011

    Opiate constipation I have suffered from

    constipation on and off over the last 14 years due to medication for chronic pain. I'm trying to find solutions, but falling short. I take senacot, and and up having to take 8 to 10 a day. I'm still having issues. I'm looking for someone out there that also takes opiates for...
    Missm1313 Missm1313
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Chronic Constipation

    Hello all, I work for a continuing medical education company that specializes in educating health care providers on bowel disorders like chronic constipation.  We would like to hear thoughts and experiences from chronic constipation sufferers to better educate clinicians...
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    The Complete Guide to Constipation Relief

    Naturally by Petra Ennis Very helpful book - The Complete Guide to Constipation Relief Naturally available on Amazon offers invaluable help and advice to people, suffering from constipation. It will not only throw light on the causes of your constipation but, more importantly...
    jane66666 jane66666
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

    Always Constipated

    hello i have been suffering constipation now for many years , have stomach pain and lower abdominal pain and right and left quadrants of my stomach , im at apoint now where im tired always and feel sluggish and just plain uncomfortable , im lucky to have a bm 1 a week or more...
    strongandtender strongandtender
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    Acquatic Constipation

    I get a bit of constipation ...as I sometimes did I visited the local swimming pool to do a few laps.....I had not been to the toilet for a few days...I did several laps (free style) and it must have been the exercise and stretching....I felt a very full feeling in my stomach and...
    portmac portmac
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2012

    Search for SENNA LEAF (I use Swanson Health

    Products, 500mg). Take 3 capsules daily, one in morning, one midafternoon, one at bedtime. Follow the same schedule with COLACE (OTC 100mg). My results have been miraculous and approved by my personal physician. I am regular on a daily basis. Be sure to check that this regimen...
    rackert rackert
    66-70, M
    Feb 1, 2016

    I've always suffered from constipation.

    I've tried various kinds of fibers and laxatives over the years. It's been five weeks since my last bowl movement nothing seems to help. I'm very uncomfortable,embarrassed, and in extreme pain. My stomach is so swollen and hurts really bad. Does anyone have any suggestions to...
    Sweetheart4792 Sweetheart4792
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    Had It All My Life

    I have suffered with chronic constipation ever since my early teens, I have been in and out of hospital all my life enduring different tests to see what could be the cause. I have been prescribed endless amounts of laxatives which never worked, been given diet sheets which never...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    A Long-time Sufferer Cured At Last!

    Hi everyoneI wanted to share my experience with you. I have been a chronic constipation sufferer for a long time and have tried many remedies.I finally found the cure for my problem and it was a friend of my wife's who came across a squidoo lens http://www.squidoo.com...
    gradyireland gradyireland
    26-30, M
    Jan 27, 2010

    I've Had Chronic Constipation Problems Since I Was A Kid

    Count me in as another with chronic constipation issues. When I was younger I always had difficulty passing stool, and my parents would have me "sit and wait" on the toilet sometimes. I've also had a lot of enemas over the years. Recently it hasn't been quite as bad, but I still...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2013

    Mother Knows Best

    As a boy and a teenager I was very regular, once but mostly twice a day. Along came Christmas and i really over ate after that I seemed sluggish, had head aches and a bit of nausea. Mum decided I needed a good dose of Agarol (laxative mixture). She said every body needs a...
    portmac portmac
    46-50, M
    Apr 7, 2012
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