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and no doctor knows why.

Simply put, are there any drugs or herbs that will help me eliminate all the stool from my colon?

And, if you're the type to that likes mysteries, here are a lot of my symptoms, and everything ive tried, and everything i've noticed. i challenge you to do what no other doctor has been able to do (and ive seen like 30 over the past two years). Tell me what could be wrong with me based on the following information. and if you can't, at least answer some or all of my many questions, whch might help me eventually find out what's wrong.

Thank you SO much. My life is wasting away. I need someone to show me that miracles are possible. Here it is - everything.

Two years ago, I tried to have a bowl movement, and although some stool did come out, for some reason it felt like some stool was still stuck in my colon. Ever since that fateful night, every time I have a bowl movement, I feel as I cannot fully eliminate my bowels. no longer how long i sit there, how hard i push, i cannot eliminate the stool from my bowels (colon, most likely). Ever since then, it's hard for me to tell when I have to have a bowell movement, and when I do, I never feel like I'm finished, or refreshed.
No doctor has been able to figure out my problem.

I want to keep this brief. So, facts:

- Before this digestive problem happened, I was only sleeping 3-4 hours a night, for about a month straight.

- Before my problem started, I was under a LOT LOT LOT of anxiety and stress for year after year after year leading up to this bowel problem.

- I am allergic to gluten, dairy, sugar, eggs, the universe, etc etc etc, but I stopped eating EVERYTHING i was allergic to (very dilligently) for like 6 months, and that didn't help at all, except I did feel *slightly* better after going off of gluten (which i did a month before going off of everything else), though the problem of not being to eliminate the stool from my bowels (or the illusion of stool stuck in my bowels), remained.

- While urinating, i feel more relaxed, and rectal area feels better.

- When i take a bath, my rectal area feels better, and i feel more relaxed.

- i am chronically fatiqued and depressed

- The discomfort and pain caused by the feeling of having something stuck in my bowels makes it so i never feel relaxed, unless I am taking methadone or klonopin (which i just started recently).

- I was diagnosed with lyme disease and bartonella, but am being treated for bartonella with sepra and revampin (spelling), and im almost done with the month + trial, and i feel worse than when i originally went on it.

- most docs dont think bartonella could cause my problems

- when i dont sleep all night, or i dont sleep very much, my lower gut / rectal area feels worse, and my perpetually runny nose gets even worse.

- when i get out to exercise and start running around, the constant sensation of feeling like i have to have a bowel movement almost goes away enntirely, though i can still notice it a little bit.

- this bowel/digestive problem originally started about a week after i baseball season ended. i was in high school, and i played three sports, all year round, and we ran and exercised a lot. then basbeball stopped; i didnt exercise for a week, and this problem started on that forementioned night when i tried to have a bowel movement. I have tried exercising daily for weeks, or a month even, but the problem does not go away.

- my bowels and mood both feel significanly better (though the feeling of never being able to completely evacuate my bowels remains) when i take klonopin (which is in the benzo drug class; it's like valium, or any of those others).

- the feeling of never knowing when i will have to have a bowel movement, and always sort of feeling like i have to go, prevents me from participating in any outdoor activities, or from having any type of social life. i lie on the couch and watch television all day long, and i have been doing so for the last four months, since the pain and discomfort has increased.

-the first time i took klonopin was because i have fear of flying, and i had to fly to europe. i took about 12mg over the course of 10 hours, and i fellt great; i didnt even notice my bowels; i fell asleep right as the plane was taking off. when i woke up on the plane, i still didnt even notice my bowels, and when i had to have a bowel movement on the plane, i didnt even care. this feeling lasted another day, but the feeling of always feeling like i have to have a bowel movement came back to me the next day. i was still in better spirits that normal, but the sensation had returned to my bowels. about five days after that, my bowels started getting even worse than they had before.

-before i ever took klonopin, i could usually eat, have a bowel movement about an hour later, and - although it didnt feel like id completely eliminated my bowels - i could still go out and do activities because i knew i wouldnt have to have another bowel movement until i ate again. so, i would go out and just not eat, and id be fine to do stuff. about a week after taking that huge dose of klonopin, i would eat a meal, have a bowel movement, but i would feel worse after taking the bowel movement than i usuallly felt (preklonopin) after taking a bowel movement. instead of having to eat again before having another bowel movement, i would have to have another bowel movement three hours later, despite not eating anything, and then another one three hours later, despite not having eaten anything more. all this time, it felt like there was a warm, boiling type feelingbelow my belly button, and since that say, whenever i feel that wya, if i push hard down on my belly button or abdomen, it feels really sorry, and if i push my hands back and forth over my stomach, roughly, like kneading dough almost, i can like liquid moving around in my intestins, and grumbling, et cetera.

- now that i dont have the freedom of eating, having a bowel movement, and not having to worry about having another one until i eat again, i can barely leave my house at all because when i do have bowel movements, they ussually take about 30 minutes (mostly because i never know when im done having a bowel movement, because it always feels like i have to go more, so even if nothing more seems to be coming out after 10 minutes, i still have to push for another 10-15 to make certain that nothing more is coming out, and then wipe). no one wants to have a 30 minute bowel movement in public. i cant go on a date if theres a possibility of that happening. i cant join a sports team. etc etc.

- I am scheduled to see a motility specialist, have a urinary test where they stick cameras and tubes up the whole in me p***** while im conscious. im getting a spect scan for my brain because...

- i suffer from a lot of depression and anxiety, and they wwant to know what kind of anti-depressants would be best for me

-im having a cat scan of my spinal cord to see if i have a tethored cord

-I got tested for the viruses that cause chronic fatique

-i went to a pelvic floor physical therapist who says my pelvic floor muscles are slightly tighter than normal, though not significantly.

- I will probably try SOMA in the near future to see if muscle relexants help my bowels work better

So.

My questions:

******What else should I be trying?******

******What do you think I have?*******

******What other tests should I be doing?*******

******If my problem is all caused by stress, what drug or herb would completely relieve me of stress for a long enough period of time for my bowels to go back to normal?*******

******If my problem isn't caused my stress, what is it caused by?*****

******If no one can figure out the cause of my problem, are there at least any drugs that will help me eliminate my colon when I have a bowel movement? Every time I go to the bathrom I know, 100% positive, that, even though I push as hard as I can, there is fecal matter still in my colon, that will not come out******

******Are there any drugs or herbs, other than opiates, and benzos (like klonopin, valium, etc), that will help me with either pain, euphoria, or insomnia?***** (besides 250mg ambien, which doesnt work for me because im in too much physical pain for somethng that weak to put me to sleep most of the time)

******Although Im certain the problem is that stool is getitng stuck in my colon, could it be possible that it's getting stuck in my upper intenstine, and not my colon? Even though it wont come out, and sometimes when I push really hard, just a little drop of stool will drip out of my anus, could it be that that the stool is trapped in the small instestine? Or maybe the sphincter (spelling...? i mean whatever seperates the small and large intestine) isn't working properly? maybe it's not letting the stool through like it should? Because when i am having a bowl movement, I can feel some stool stuck somewhere in my intenstines, and I will push, and push, and push, and no matter how hard I push, nothing will come out. Then, all of a sudden, I will something kind of let go in my intestines, and then a bunch of stool will come out really easily, but then it will hold up, and ill push hard, but nothing will come. and then something just lets go, and it all comes out, very easily. Could it be that the whole that connects the small and large intenstins isn't opening and closing like it should be? And why would that happen? And what drug would help it function normally?*****

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. IF YOU HAVE ***ANY*** SUGGESTIONS, AND ***ANY*** ANSWERS TO ANY OF MY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ANSWER. MY LIFE IS WASTING AWAY, AND UNTIL SOMEBODY MIRACULOUSLY FIGURES OUT WHATS WRONG, OR AT LEAST HOW TO HUSH MY SYMPTOMS, THE WORLD WILL KEEP SPINNING, TIME WILL KEEP TICKING, AND MY LIFE WILL WASTE AWAY.

PLEASE HELP.
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replied January 11th, 2008
please please help. someone!
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replied November 15th, 2012
For you to sit and write all that down tells me you have been so preoccupied with this ailment.

Why don't you get a CT Scan of your abdomen?
Or an Xray,
Or an MRI of the entire abdominal area?

Intestines or colon could be twisted.

Interesting that through all that, you never once
mentioned trying regular enemas. Have you?

The medical tests should show something. But if not,
with all the drugs you've been taking you probably will
need to do a detox program. Drugs are only masking the real problem, they don't get to the root of the issue.

I hope you find some relief. Try a naturopathic doctor.
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replied December 6th, 2012
Guidance and I'm so very sorry
I just want you to know that that sucks. I am 17 years old and my whole life I have had strange medical conditions that no doctor has been able to figure out and I've just had to live with them pain. Ever since I was 10. I have something similar to what's going on with you but it's a sharp pain in my side(its very intense i cant walk now and they thought it was my appendix) and is connected to stool. Although theyve gotten that far they have no clue how to fix it since nothing is completly working. Two things have helped and that is myrlax. I'm sorry I'm an awful speller but you add it to your water and it just adds some water to ur stool to try to get it all out. Also probiotics have helped. I'm very sorry that you have to go through this. I know it is not fun. This side problem just recently started for me and if I find anything else that may help you I'll let you know. I would if you haven't already go to doctors and see what they think, get test done. If that doesn't work I'm very sorry(I have do live like this it sucks) but u may just have to live with the pain. God bless you and I hope you feel better ASAP!
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replied February 19th, 2013
First let me say that how sorry I am for this dagger in your side. Next I will tell you that I too have suffered terribly with Bowl disorder, and the meds will just make it worse, especially the oxy's. I know cuz I have been on them for about 7 years, and it was a couple years into taking them daily for my back pain that my constipation started. At first it was just constipation, then it turned to severe dierrea, (and forgive the grammer as I am trying to type in the dark and have no spell check here) So anyway I found that the minute that the oxycotin would leave my system I would get the runs so bad that I actually soiled my panties b4 I could make it to the toilet.

Then about 1 year ago I began getting very sick, and not even enough energy to go outside for a five minute walk, and sometimes spending 3 to 4 days on the sofa all day and night. Finally 9 months ago I was struck by and unbearable pain in my upper left stomach, just below and behind my left rib. the pain was so bad that they took me to the E.R. and then to the hospitol for 4 days. In this time they kept me on a morphine drip, and did a C.T scan, and endoscopy, all they found were some ulcers in my stomach then sent me home with pain meds, So they didn't even send me home with anything to fight off infection that caused the ulcers, but I found myself online some very effective treaments, and my last endoscopy showed 0 ulcers.Oil of oregano, clove oil, and put the drops into capsules and took about 4 a day then 3 times a day made a tea from fresh ginger root I even aet a couple pieces everyday as well. It's very hot, but worth it, just chase it. Now to move the bowls and fast...put 1 tablespoone of baking soda in about 8 ouncess of water, guzzle it down then follow it straight away with 16 oz of water, I do it this way bcuz I can't stand the taste. Give it about ten minutes after and your bowls will just dump everything, I mean everything. and use the baking soda without alunimum. but you only want to do this a couple times a week just to empty your colon, and imediately you'll feel better. then try to go on a pure juice diet for at least 3 days in a row, as ofton as you can until your body will adjust and fix itself after about a month or two. then look at youtube for the (liver cleanse)

once your feeling good again, and you will, and you will feel that you can resume a normal life, be careful not to fall back into what got you where you are now. Cut the pills way down, and learn to eat as natural as you can.

Best wishes to you,
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replied February 19th, 2013
First let me say that how sorry I am for this dagger in your side. Next I will tell you that I too have suffered terribly with Bowl disorder, and the meds will just make it worse, especially the oxy's. I know cuz I have been on them for about 7 years, and it was a couple years into taking them daily for my back pain that my constipation started. At first it was just constipation, then it turned to severe dierrea, (and forgive the grammer as I am trying to type in the dark and have no spell check here) So anyway I found that the minute that the oxycotin would leave my system I would get the runs so bad that I actually soiled my panties b4 I could make it to the toilet.

Then about 1 year ago I began getting very sick, and not even enough energy to go outside for a five minute walk, and sometimes spending 3 to 4 days on the sofa all day and night. Finally 9 months ago I was struck by and unbearable pain in my upper left stomach, just below and behind my left rib. the pain was so bad that they took me to the E.R. and then to the hospitol for 4 days. In this time they kept me on a morphine drip, and did a C.T scan, and endoscopy, all they found were some ulcers in my stomach then sent me home with pain meds, So they didn't even send me home with anything to fight off infection that caused the ulcers, but I found myself online some very effective treaments, and my last endoscopy showed 0 ulcers.Oil of oregano, clove oil, and put the drops into capsules and took about 4 a day then 3 times a day made a tea from fresh ginger root I even aet a couple pieces everyday as well. It's very hot, but worth it, just chase it. Now to move the bowls and fast...put 1 tablespoone of baking soda in about 8 ouncess of water, guzzle it down then follow it straight away with 16 oz of water, I do it this way bcuz I can't stand the taste. Give it about ten minutes after and your bowls will just dump everything, I mean everything. and use the baking soda without alunimum. but you only want to do this a couple times a week just to empty your colon, and imediately you'll feel better. then try to go on a pure juice diet for at least 3 days in a row, as ofton as you can until your body will adjust and fix itself after about a month or two. then look at youtube for the (liver cleanse)

once your feeling good again, and you will, and you will feel that you can resume a normal life, be careful not to fall back into what got you where you are now. Cut the pills way down, and learn to eat as natural as you can.

Best wishes to you,
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replied August 27th, 2014
Okay, I fully understand what you are going through.

The depression and anxiety are a result of the same issue.

I pretty much stopped eating everything too because I couldn't have bowel movements. I used to get extremely fatigued after eating anything, bloated, gassy and wasn't able to have any attention span. Thought process was minimal.

I agree miracles do exist. You need to believe in those and rid yourself of the depression.

For me, my miracle was discovery of Digestive Enzymes on a forum. I use Digest Basic. I take one before every meal and it digests the food in my stomach.

I still have some issues with the intestine and complete bowel movements. I am looking into this.

I am an Engineer and Scientist by profession and believe that we can debug our systems ourselves. We just cannot lose hope. I am excited about taking these things up as a challenge.

Try researching and exhausting all the options. I am going to try colon cleansing myself.

By the way I also get a severely runny nose and sneeze when my intestinal area is full. It is a sign of gas build up, very annoying I know.

So, keep debugging, it will work out eventually. The trick is to try all the methods and fail quickly. The more you fail, the closer you are to success.
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replied January 11th, 2008
i know it's long, but could somebody please take a look at it, try to figure it out for me, because no doctors can? PLEASE! its my life, wasting away!!!!!!
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replied May 13th, 2012
i will advise u too must take homoeopathy remedy nux vomica...and from all things that contains sugar....sweetners etc and contact me if u want more information about it!!!!!!!!!
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replied January 4th, 2013
First Take a Deep breath! RELAX
download a Relaxation meditation mp3 from the net make sure it is at least 30 min long.
get mp3 player with headphones, go into the bathroom with the mp3 and sit on the toilet with it playing, close your eyes and relax. Try this every morning and night for 2 weeks. Drink lots of water, Eat 3 regular meals and use fresh fruit for snacks like fresh pears that have a lot of natural fiber. Make sure you relax after each meal for at least 15mins for food to digest completely. Try taking less meds if possible you may need to detox your entire system before you get any relief. But the relaxation will benefit you more than anything. Be sure to make time for your relaxation therapy with no interruptions, ie phone, kids, spouse, pets. This is crucial for total relaxation. Try a treadmill if possible for walking to get things moving, or lay on the floor and do the bycicle exercise we did in grade school by lifting your hips a bit off the floor supported by your hands or use a pillow and just pedal in the air for 10 - 15 mins every day maybe twice. start slow work up to 15 mins if you can only do 5 mins its a start. After you get use to meditation and relaxing it will become a natural habit to help you relax and expel all waste.
Hope this helps you. FYI I have sluggish bowels and I am disabled from a car crash but this really helps me with mental and physical healing for my entire body. I no longer take any meds for pain or constipation just fiber, vitamin C and lots of liquids including at least 4 glasses of water a day plus other drinks. But at least 4 glasses of plain water. I also eat 4 servings of fresh fruit or vegs a day for snacks and eat 3 regular meals. My weight is 105 pounds for the last 20 years and I am 48 years old. If you need any help or just need to talk please email me I will gladly discuss with you. Sometimes just having a support system helps.
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replied January 19th, 2008
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Hi, maybe you should go to the hospital and get some help. They will do tests and look inside ur bowels. Thats the best I can think of right now
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replied March 28th, 2008
emo, have you found any solutions?
I have the exact same problem going for about two years. It is a horrible life. I've tried rectal biofeedback, so many motility tests, still no answers, and horrible pain, cannot evacuate or ever feel relaxed *ever*. Kolonopins stop working after about 6 months...

please let me know if you've had any luck with any therapies
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replied March 28th, 2008
I relate to you so much it is unbelievable.
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replied March 28th, 2008
I also have to add... When ever i feel like that and i tell my mom she said it could be a tumor that blocks the passage of the stool and makes it harder to pass out. You should really get a colonoscopy and a Rectal Examination. Maybe even an endoscopy. I am getting those tests done to confirm celiacs and rule out other diseases and what not.

Sorry I don't have any more ideas.. But I hope this helped a little.
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replied January 2nd, 2013
Healing body naturally
Hello all

Seriously read healingnaturally by bee the site is healingnaturally.com(I think or do a search her name is bee wilder)

I suggest after reading and purchasing the supplements the 9 day program is started.

There are many success stories and her free support forums.

Thanks
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replied April 7th, 2008
Bowel evacuation misery
hi from Mungam.Emo i know just how you feel believe me i have been over 30 years with this same problem its all but destroyed my way of life i no longer travel anywhere and eat very little so as to avoid having to pay a trip to you know where i also get severe hot and cold sweats feeling all over me especially in my face if i have a bad bowel movement which is most of the time.So apart from laxatives i have no miracle cures to offer you but try to keep on going with this our trial of life your not alone with this by no means i thought i was till i read your post so you have helped me just a little so thank you i to hope someone out there can help both of us.
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replied May 20th, 2008
Hi everyone,

I've felt similar symptoms the previous summer and I went to a doctor to get some help. Before the visit i resorted to laxatives. The cause of my symptoms I think was really bad eating habits in a short time period. High-fatty diet with barely any fiber intake. I had my problem after a camping trip...which was like a binge on junk food and alcohol. I started the day i came back from the trip. It was so bad to the point i needed laxatives in order to have a bowel movement. And my stomach always felt too full no matter how little i ate. There felt like there was no flow through my digestive system. It was horrible. But I did get better....

I got rectal exam and my doctor said I was suffering from constipation. I thought she was wrong because it felt like i had something blocking my bowel movements. I told her this but she insisted it was constipation. So I followed her instructions and I got better within a month. Here's what she told me:

Constantly using Laxatives can damage your ability to have bowel movements and lead to serious problems when your grow older. (So if you are using laxatives to have bowel movements right now i highly suggest you talk to a doctor and go through the following instructions)

First you want to make your stool as soft as possible and eat the correct diet and stay healthy. I was told to eat nothing too solid or heavy for a week. So a good thing to eat would be like; macaroni, soup, noodles, pasta etc.

Secondly, try not to eat cheese or anything that could promote constipation.

Thirdly, and the most important part, eat a fruit with EVERY meal. My doctor told me this will help it move through your bowels. You are basically training your digestive system to process food correctly again. The best fruit to eat is an apple. Think fruits and veggies with your diet, and try to make it a habit even between meals.

Fourthly, drink lots of fluids. Water is the best choice.

This may take a while before you get results. But it worked for me. You have to resist the urge to eat a full meal if you were like me, and feel like your stomach gets full too easily. Resort to small portions at first, while still eating fruit with each ration.

For further reading:
http://www.gicare.com/pated/edtgs01.htm
This article gives basic info on high fiber diets and how it helps your digestive system. It suggests different foods that help.

I came to this forum because I repeated my mistake, by eating unhealthy, and i was wondering if anyone had the same problems as me. Ever since that first incident, my digestive system seems to only work best when I'm eating fruits fairly consistent with each meal. I can't stress enough how eating a healthy fiber diet can help you. I'm using the same diet treatment again. So far it's working well.

I hope this helps
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replied July 6th, 2008
Sounds like you're answering some of your own qs.
1. Klonopin makes you relax in such a way as it's a neuroleptic. So of course you aren't going to think about BMs as much.

2. Stress does play a part on your BMs because you yourself just said so. Razz you stress about it daily (so do many) and it plays out in your...well...toilet habits.

3. Activity makes a difference. A bath relaxes muscles, working your muscles loosens them (ie exercise) and such. So try walking after a meal.

4. Change your diet. Instead of high fiber foods, go for easy to digest foods and pysillum tablets perhaps.

5. Yes there are things that can cleanse your colon that you ingest orally, but they're temporary and you'll probably get addicted to them right away.

6. How can you have seen that many docs and not had a proper exam? Get to a GI specalist.

7. I think you probably do have a problem with depression or anxiety...but if you were allergic to gluten, you'd be seeing a GI specalist already and you'd be shitting all the time. Gluten allergies are rare. You probably just can't tolerate it well. Or, if you said your problems were only helped *some*, then maybe you have no gluten intolerance...you just can't eat heavy breads and pastas. Razz

8. Finally, it could be that you have a slow-emptying stomach. Do you get full pretty quickly?

9. Again, go see a GI specialist and have proper tests done. That's what you need. TESTING.

Good luck. In the meantime, DO NOT load up on lots of fruits and veggies as you'll really put your stomach in a fit. What doesn't make you go? What does? Drink water, plain, at room temperature. Two glasses in the AM, slow and steady, and drink your water a glass at a time. Not to fast as to get the burps, but don't sip it, either.

I find that I work best on a plain diet. Plain chicken. Plain fish. Vanilla ice cream (no corn syrup). Water. No bread (or minimal). Prune juice at night when I have to. Baby food, even.

Yeah, I rarely poo but I'm not putting in a lot of heavy stuff that makes me feel it, either.

Otherwise my 5 ft 2 frame would be filled up with an extra 7 lbs of colonic crap that makes me resort to sodium phosphate.

And seriously, if you can drink your meals, more power to you. You're male, so you need more calories...but boy, if you can afford it, try some protein shakes and a juicer. For me, if it isn't fully cooked, pureed, blended, or comes in a scoop on a hot summer day I'm probably not interested right now.

If stuff is clogged, don't force more crap down the drain!!
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replied August 19th, 2008
cannot fully eliminate stool
Have you ever gotten and answer? Has it gotten worse with any other symptoms for you? I could not believe I have searched for anyone with similar symptoms and never found anything till now. I have the same problem as Emo except with some more severe symptoms that include blacking out when I strain to have the bowel movement and can only half way evacuate. Then I have no choice but keep trying to at least finish. I spend at least two to three hours hours a day, 30-45 completely exhausting mins at a time, in the rest room. Life has stopped for me to. if I want to go out in public I plan an hour in the rest room first then go through pain and discomfort until I can get home. I try to make sure I do not eat or drink if I will be out. I usaully feel it's just not worth going anywhere. My family gets frustrated always waiting on me. I have severe headaches and pain while straining and blacking out as well, and end up in a cold sweat. At least three times a week I get severe cramps right before an urgent feeling of needing a bowel movement, then I only can go a little even with the cramps. I have had colonoscomy full and partial, and pelvic ct scan. I have been through cardiology tests, and now am supposed to have an anal mamomatry test. Which tests your muscle abilities to push out bowel movements. I do not believe it will help at all. I have many other symptoms but was hoping someone might have an answer,as some of the post were a little older.
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replied October 8th, 2008
Cannot fully eliminate stool
This sounds all too familiar. I was told by doctors and relatives (my father has digestive problems) that this was just constipation. I had constipation before, and that was like I actually couldn't go. Then after a week or two, I was fine. Shortly after that, I felt like I do right now. I was just in the washroom for half an hour, and some came out, but i still feel like there's some left, and no matter how hard I try, I too cannot get rid of it. When I stand up I believe i can feel it inside my rectum - very uncomfortable. My social life has suffered greatly because of this problem. I can't stay out with friends because I feel sick and uncomfortable. Sex with my girlfriend is suffering. And being stressed out about this problem itself probably doesn't help.
I too suffer from depression, and i don't get very much physical activity. Could my depression, anxiety and lack of exercise be the culprit? This has been going on for at least 2-3 months. I also wondered if this could be caused by prescription drugs. In August, I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed which put me in a great deal of pain. I was on quite a bit of medication, and since some of the pills made me ill, I was forced to switch twice. The first batch of meds were codeine/acetaminophen. I found i was allergic to codeine, so it made me very sick. After much nausea and vomiting, i was given a different medication. I honestly cannot remember it now, as the tube has gone missing. Those weren't relieving the pain. So I was given Novo-Ketorolac (Ketorolac Tromethamine). Another medication i was given was Apo-Dexamethasone. I believe this is the medication i took once, and did not take again because it made me sick and didn't relieve pain. I know some or all of these prescriptions can cause constipation, but could the problem really persist for months? I don't know what to do anymore. Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly.
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replied January 16th, 2009
I CAN'T GET A NORMAL BOWL MOVEMENT ITS STUCK MAKES NO SENSE
I am not constipated and have no problem going but i can't finish clean thus its stuck and don't know what to do. I have been taking mirolax last few weeks but still can't get a clean bowl. What can i do to stop this nonsense?
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replied January 17th, 2009
Bowel problems
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) Try this. Do your homework though. Type in Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. Then click on Natural Healing Home Remedies. Study it good.
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replied January 30th, 2009
hi
am 18 and am having the exact prob as you since a year... it's really hard, i can no more stay out with my friends for too long because am always anxious that i'll have to go to the toilet every 15 mins.. i've just had my exams (17 papers in all), thank god all went ok, coz i was on medication.. but i would prefer to know the cause rather than treating it... am as if paralysed, i cannot go anywhere and this is makin me stressed more than ever before... i thought the problem was due to exam stress but exams are over now since the past 2 months and the problem is still the same... what is even more annoying is that when am at home, the problem is 'not there' but the moment i set out of the house, i've to rush back to the toilet again and this goes on till i return back... but when am at home, i don;t suffer from it... ;(
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replied August 12th, 2011
i had ur problem PS for 15 yrs now and its partly due to diet and anxity and depression i think. i was seeing one of the best GI in the whole state and he couldnt figure it out . He charges 300 a visit but saw me for free after seeing me in the hospital so many times . i went there every month for 2 yrs and he couldnt help me he didnt want to give up but i felt bad he got so upset he couldnt figure it out. idk what to do so many doctors just told me to learn to live with it i given up. i tried everything i hope one day to find the cure but id say just try everything its all worth trying thats what im doing . i got a hooked on painkillers trying to fix it ive lost the love of my life and slowly was lossing everything else . rehab almost jail almost died a few times. thank god for family thats all im going to say . i just prey someone will find something to help us all so i can get on with my life.
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replied February 20th, 2009
Had that too
My doctor did a test to test the sphinter, muscles around the rectum. 1/2 of mine had no feeling at all and thus it is very hard to eliminate all the stool.

There are things they can do. See a proctologist.
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replied February 20th, 2009
cannot fully eliminate stool from my colon
I am the one of the first posts on this subject and have been following all of the responses, but I have not responded in a while, I have been doing all of the research I can. I know that we all have some common bond of more than not being able to fully go to the bathroom. Something is wrong with us and the number of people wit these symptoms is growing. I also believe that are many more of us who have never shared this symptom due to embarrassment or doubts. Since I last wrote I have seen a cardiologist-because of the severe ankle swelling and blackouts when straining, an Integrated Medicine Specialist, an Endocrinologist, and an MD. I have made some progress after almost 2 years of tests. I have almost no Vitamin d/calcium in my blood count at 5. I have severe Iron Deficiency Anemia, and low Cortisol. I also have a screwed up white blood cell count with infection showing in my lymph nodes and blood for almost 2 years. Now I have an enlarged Spleen, and Gallbladder. I also have embedded Gallstones. I am waiting for tests results today that will then be given to a surgeon for evaluating the best course of action. I am very angry that it took a basically holistic doctor and MD after over a year of tests and specialists to find this. I live in pain and discomfort all of the time. I am also being checked for Celiac disease. Based upon many of our symptoms, this totally makes sense. I strongly suggest checking into this for each of you. As far as what may be wrong I have been given many scenarios from a type of leukemia to Celiac, to a combo of several diseases. What ever is causing this to all of us, it’s either a new disease or syndrome not known of yet, or a new symptom for an old disease. I want to know the why and what. What common factors do we each have? I saw that one young lady took Phentermine, anyone else that has taken a type of amphetamines? Does anyone else blackout when they bear down for a bowel movement? Sorry to be graphic. Does anyone else have swollen legs or ankles? History of thyroid problems or disease. Weight issues from a medical cause or other? I am lucky to currently have a doctor who really loves to solve mysteries but I am sure we all have had the bad experiences with Doctors who make you think maybe you are crazy or the most stupid response from doctors to me, depression is possibly causing your symptoms. The only depression I have experienced is from years of giving viles of blood, having radioactive scans, being poked and prodded and the doctors still scratching their heads. The only depression comes from having no quality of life and feeling your life is over and you are equal to an 90 year old while still in your 30-40's. I hope everyone will respond with more details that may link all of us with some common traits. I am not confident in leaving it anymore to doctors to solve this. Unless a doctor happens to suffer from this, the odds are not in our favor.
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replied April 24th, 2009
It's been almost 4 years now and I am still regular.
I had the same problem about not being able to go to the bathroom I visited with my chiropractor and he helped me out a lot He told me that I was out in a few spots in my lower back. He popped me in and now I can use the reastroom without any problems. If it feels like I can't go very easy I will go to him and he will pop me back in. At first I thought it sounded crazy but now I love the feeling of going to the bathroom I don't stress out like I used to because I thought I was going to pass out.
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replied April 28th, 2009
almost all the same problems too
Wow, Ive been suffering from this too and have most of the same symptoms the OP has.

I play soccer so this gets really irritating and painful too. Unlike the OP, when I do physical activities such as train and play, my stomach bloats up and I start to get pains that almost make me want to just drop to the ground and curl up in the fetal position....but...

Ckay wrote:
I had the same problem about not being able to go to the bathroom I visited with my chiropractor and he helped me out a lot He told me that I was out in a few spots in my lower back. He popped me in and now I can use the reastroom without any problems. If it feels like I can't go very easy I will go to him and he will pop me back in. At first I thought it sounded crazy but now I love the feeling of going to the bathroom I don't stress out like I used to because I thought I was going to pass out.
..... this caught my attention. Did you have lower back pains by any chance? Because I do and I've been trying to solve that problem too. So if this is all connected I could finally get both problems fixed in one go
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replied April 28th, 2009
Cannot fully eliminate stool
To In The Making, Is your pain mostly under your right rib and also feel like a knife in the center of your chest. I just found out in addition to the rest of my problems that I have an enlarged spleen and galbladder with stones lodged in it. You can be healthy and active and have an enlraged galbladder and stones. It also causes severe pain in the lower back on each side just above the waist and the galbladder creates painful gases in the upper abdomen. You should get checked. Galbladder's also can run hereditarily in families so you may want to see if anyone has had to have theirs out. You never know what will set off an attack but physical activity and diet can.
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replied April 19th, 2011
It sounds Like you have a rectocele, like I so
You sound just like me!!! to your questions:

"What do you think I have?" I have a Rectocele, and it really sounds like something you should look in to. both a GI surgeon and pelvic floor OBGYI can fix it. there are surgery and none surgery options you can choose from. but really look up rectocele! both men and woman can get this, even thou it is more common in woman.

"What other tests should I be doing?" Ask to have a Defogram study done; It is not a fun test. But I had done ever other test in the book which, so I just tried it. it should that I had the rectocele!
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replied July 15th, 2011
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Are you even eating. If you are taking those medications your appetite might not be much. If you are not eating there isn't anything to poop. Some of those medications cause constipation. You should ask your dr. and take a stool softener and lots of water when you take them. Loss of sleep will effect your bowl movements also. You may need Melatonin(sp?) to help you sleep this will also help with the depression. I have had the problem with the exercise also. It doesn't work when you are constipated. It only helps keep you regular if you are already regular. Maybe do a colon cleanse to get things back to normal and start fresh. There are many other things that could be wrong medically such as Diverticulitis(sp?)which blocks up your colon if you eat things with seeds etc. It can be very uncomfortable and you can die. As the others have said go see a Dr. who will do the right test to assure you. Good luck!
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replied November 16th, 2011
himmy hi here is the answer o everything im from india i m suffering from it and now i know the cause i feel exactly same like i get a good stool but a bit is left stuck in the last n i get a pinch in the left side of my stomach laxatives help but the last bit always reamins if i am right pls add me on Skype ashhiansingh location i know the cure cos i have suffered but mind it u have to do it always its a problem which has no diagnosis in medical science or homeopathy but there is a weird way to cure it thnkz i dun wan ne money i just want to help u guys i have the same problem but i prolonged it a bit too much add me on Skype n il exactly demonstrate how to cure maybe god will help me if i help u i know the suffering i mean it
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replied November 16th, 2011
himmy hi here is the answer o everything im from india i m suffering from it and now i know the cause i feel exactly same like i get a good stool but a bit is left stuck in the last n i get a pinch in the left side of my stomach laxatives help but the last bit always reamins if i am right pls add me on Skype ashhiansingh location i know the cure cos i have suffered but mind it u have to do it always its a problem which has no diagnosis in medical science or homeopathy but there is a weird way to cure it thnkz i dun wan ne money i just want to help u guys i have the same problem but i prolonged it a bit too much add me on Skype n il exactly demonstrate how to cure maybe god will help me if i help u i know the suffering i mean it
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replied November 18th, 2011
hi ashian...

why dont u share it with us over here? you can list out the process. It would be really helpful and nice of you. Thanks Smile
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