7 months ago I was very constipated a lot of pain when going to the toilet etc. I was given laxative and stool softeners by my doctors . I had a phone consultation with a consultant and was told that I will need a camera up the back passage. I was put on a waiting list and told to use the laxative and stool softeners long term until I got my appointment. (I am still waiting for the appointment) but feel a lot better now. Then in October I got balanitis. To cut a long story short( if you want to hear it see my older posts) I got creams every time I stopped the balanitis came back. I’m in the middle of a 3 month intensive course of cream. I was told that if this doesn’t work I may need to be circumcised. I really don’t want to be circumcised and have been loosing sleep worrying about this. ( my reasons for being here doing my research).
I never mentioned that I’m type two diabetic. I was opening a new pack of canigloflozin tablets for my diabetes yesterday and I don’t know why because I have been on this tablet for over a year I thought I would read the leaflet. Two of the most common side affects are constipation and balanitis ( caused by thrush) . I asked the doctors today about this and was told that I have a diabetic review in February to speak to my diabetic nurse about it. I’m fuming that they give me all this medication and even prepared to circumcise me when most of my issues could be caused by a drug that they are giving me. They never thought that most of my problems were caused by this tablet I had to read the leaflet and tell them. They are supposed to be the experts. We put our life’s in their hands and trust them. 😡