For many months now, I haven't been able to fart or defecate without the help of prescription medication. I've undergone a colonoscopy, an endoscopy, stool tests (to check for bad intestinal bacteria, blood, parasites and the rest of the flora), several x-rays, an ultrasound, and several blood tests to check for inflammation, celiac disease, and antibodies. The only thing that was noticeable was one specific iG antibody, but the amount wasn't that high and only one of the types showed an abnormality. I can't fart, let alone poop most of the time and exercise doesn't do anything to move the bowels. I tried cutting out stuff like lactose and even gluten for a few weeks but felt no differences at all. I have to avoid things that are difficult to digest, such as mushrooms, beans, corn, some types of peppers and some types of dried fruit. I've also tried intestinal relaxants such as a Librax and duspatal, but they hardly did anything. Antiflatulents that reduce gas like simethicone also have little to no effect. Oddly enough, coconut oil and ground flaxseed seemed to alleviate the symptoms slightly, but even those lost their effectiveness over time.
I have an MRI to the small intestine next week, but at this point, I'm losing hope that the issue will ever be detected. If this is the case, I don't want to live like this anymore. This problem has for all intents and purposes disabled me because it drains me of all my energy and vitality. Has anyone been through a similar experience (or let's say, hell)?
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