I have suffered from IBS/constipation for 15 years. I have tried every over the counter med possible, I have been prescribed medications, I have tried accupuncture, massages, changed diet, and currently I have a colonix once a week. I get so backed up that my stomach swells up to two inches. I am told the reason I am so constipated is because I have no muscle control in my colon. A highly recommended specialist from UAB, formerly from the Mayo Clinic, said I had two options. 1.) Continue having my weekly colonix for the rest of my life or 2.) Remove my entire conlon and connect my small intestine to my rectum. He said I would be trading constipation for diarrhea. Currently, even with colonix, I suffer from headaches, blurred vision, trouble sleeping, always tired, bloated, crampy. I am a 31 year old female and I am so scared what removal of my colon will do to my life. If anyone has had this surgery I would love to hear your point of view ASAP!
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replied May 14th, 2008
If you have had a colonoscopy the doctor could easily tell you if you need surgery.
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replied August 18th, 2009
Have also been advised by specialist and GP to have same op - surgeon says I must make the decision myself. Am busy deciding and trying to get as much info as possible - did you eventually have the op if so would you recommend it?
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replied November 29th, 2009
Hi I suffered the same symptoms as you. I felt as though my body could not be relieve from my horrid symptoms of weakness, headaches, and overall feeling toxic unless I had a colonic done. Colonic are expensive to keep up with, so if u are looking for a cheaper alternative than a colonic maybe u should try oxy- mag. It's a form of magnesium that does a good job at pushing waste outside your colon. I have tried fiber supplement and all of types of things as well and I found this to be most effective. Also maybe u want to look into taking food grade hydrogen peroxide, boswalia, olive leaf extract. That has been helpful additionaly with the oxy-mag
hope that helps. The surgery sounds intense I would weigh the results and the side effects thourougly for an answer to that. I was considering surgery myself just so I wouldn't have to be dependent on the pills but I wonder with removing the whole colon, I wonder what would y have to depend on from that.
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replied December 1st, 2009
Hi, I am also an IBS sufferer exactly like you and surgery is not the way to go. I have actually heard of ppl having more probs after surgery than previously. The best product i have used is called Acidophilus & Tre-en-en by GNLD and these products have cut my cramps, constipation everything to almost nothing and its completely natural and reasonably priced for monthly consumption. I would say try healing yourself from the inside out naturally than go for surgery.
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replied May 16th, 2010
hi i am 30year old lady who has suffered since i was 8, i currently take 8 sachets a day of movical, i have also had everything possible, last 3 months have been really bad for me ive been in and out of hospital, now been told that my body will not function on its own, i have been offered the operation where they cut some of the bowel away so its not got as far to travel down, also because its in my system for so long (dont know if anyone may have noticed) but because your bowel and bladder are close together it makes my wee smell(not nice). i have been told to think about about having it done but really not sure what to do if ther eis anyone who has it done please i would like to talk to someone .....tracey
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replied August 22nd, 2013
K pouch or j pouch bcir is the quickest and best solution for u I've gotten my bcir for my ibs and its Awsome no craps or bloating u feel nothing it's really good got my life back ill go with bcir or k pouch u get ur life back no more toilets no more fears no more pain got my done in 2009 and my life is back to normal look it up trust me I do everything BASE jumping climbing swimming its Awsome
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