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Severe constipation due to multiple sclerosis

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Since June 2007 I have been experiencing severe constipation and terrible bloating (I weigh 48kgs and look 9 months pregnant) that is related to my MS ("bowel denervation" is the term my doctor uses).

I have tried the follwoing remedies to try and control the problem (a lot have been taken in combination with each other in vast daily quantities):-
A very high fibre diet and 3L water daily
Coloxyl with senna - 8 a day plus Movicol - 8 sachets a day
Slipery Elm
Aloe Vera Juice
Normacol Plus
Epsom salts
Inner Health Plus
hi-up enemas
A course of drug therapy with Vancomycin, Metronidazole, Colgout
Maxolon - had to give up due to severe side affect
Rifaxim - had to give up due to severe side affects
Underwent a fortnight of Human Probiotic Infusion Therapy

The only treatment that is working is
6 colgout
3 motilium
18 senokot

However, here in Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Adminstration have reported on Colgouts high toxicity levels and I am extremely worried about taking this medication which I have been on since Sept 2009. (Started on 3 daily but now upto 6).

Is there anyone out there with severe constipation and bloating? Can you suggest any other forms of treatment?

Look forward to hearing from someone!
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replied February 14th, 2012
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You could be over indulging in certain foods that your body can not digest well. Try following "Dr Lam's Blood Type Diet". You'll find it online. That's what keeps my colon operating properly.
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