This is the first place I've found online where actual sensible advice and information is given. I really, really hope you can help me...
I've been suffering from chronic constipation for nearly 2 years. I've lost just over 3 stone but in the last 3 months the weight's just falling off me. I'm 5'10" and weigh 8 1/2 stone, not a good look at 45!
I've been through all the laxative available on prescription and if I take 8 sachets of Cosmocol in 24 hours I'm lucky if I get one tiny poop, after that I just pass nearly clear water and my stomach and back hurt like crazy.
I've had a colonoscopy but they had to stop part-way through coz the pain was so bad it pulled me right back from the sedation. Not a fun thing. I was then offered a CT scan but the bowel prep they gave me had no effect during the time I was taking it. Then on the morning of the scan I was sat on the loo passing clear water and couldn't make it out of the house. I've removed sugar, wheat and gluten from my diet with no real result. If I'm lucky I'll have one small very soft bowel movement every 7-10 days. My GP says I don't have an impacted bowel but there just doesn't seem to be anything I can do.
I'm really sorry, I must sound like a right whinge bag but I literally feel like I'm going crazy with all this. I get the most crazy bloating and gas but even after keeping a food diary I struggle to work out what foods upset me.
I've had to give up my job because I'm so weak. I don't take any mess that could cause constipation.
PLEASE is there anyone out there who's had/ got similar symptoms. I feel so let down by both my GP and hospital.