I was told by my doctor a few months ago that all the stomach problems i've been having are likely caused by IBS. Since then i have had an ultrasound scan but no closer to a definitive answer. I have an appointment to see a bowel specialist beginning of September to finally find out what i have.
In the meantime, my doctor prescribed me some Laxido to take at 1 a day to see if that helps my symptoms. From the first sachet i took i felt instantly bloated and have started going to the loo less than normal (which wasn't very often to begin with) after 4 days of the same issues, i rang my doctors to leave a message as to whether i should up my dose or try something else. my doctor said i should try 2 a day for 3 days and then put 4 sachets in 1/2 pint of water and drink over 4 hours for 3 days before going back to 2 a day.
Today is my first day of the 4 sachets and there has been no change in the time i've been taking them. I'm going less than i was before i started taken them, i'm still getting the abdominal pain and although my stool has softened (sorry for the tmi) nothing else is happening.
I have had heachaches/migraines since the first day i started on them and don't know what is best to do? should i stop taking them or is there something else i can take with them?
I know i've had constipation for many years (and without any treatment. i am overweight and have a bad diet with not alot of fibre) and only seem to get a little relief from the pain and sometime a little bm when i push in to my bladder. there is a sensation there when i press it and not in a painful way but it's hard for me to describe.
I'm starting to wonder, although i have many of the symptoms of IBS whether it's something else. I guess i'm not going to find out till September but in the meantime this pain and lack of BM is driving me crazy.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated