Last week I had a coloscopy, which was nothing to do with my ataxia, but because my dad died of colon cancer.
I have been having trouble going to the toilet (no twos) for several months now and was definitely full of a backlog ha ha.
This was my third recent attempt at a coloscopy, despite having one six years ago. At the end of last year the product made me really ill (sickness, fever etc). And in June the product to clear my colon had absolutely no effect whatsoever. So this time I had to take two movicol sachets for about 10 days before, spagulax sachet with every meal, suppositories to help me go and in the 24 hours beforehand I took 12 movicol sachets and the prepacol product. After all these products I was finally successfully emptied!
I was thinking that I must have an enormous polyp blocking my system but NO the problem is related to the bloody ataxia!!!
My sphincter muscle is completely contracted even under general anethestic, thats why i have been unable to go to the toilet and clogged my system up
I have an appt with my neurologist in two weeks and meanwhile I have upped my dose of baclofene. And lo and behold this morning i managed to go to the toilet without a suppository
Has anyone else had this problem at all or am i alone with my sphincter problem?