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Symptoms of IBS but not IBS

Muddle
Muddle

I have posted on here before to help people. For years was told I had IBS by the GP constipation diarrhoea stomach pain in bed for days I realised I had never been sent for any tests . By this time very ill was diagnosed with inpaction at the hospital after an exray . I had a colonoscopy best thing I ever had as it showed I had a long bowl and now have to take two laxatives a day for the rest of my life which helps. You can suffer from constipation and overflow diarrhoea where you have to stay on laxatives for a few days to totally clear you out hope this helps someone

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I don't think I could take two laxatives a day..this may be laxative abuse and may cause a cathartic colon. Were you under a care of a Gastroenterologist or Colon and rectal specialist? Two laxatives a day is a lot, and I would be on toilet all day, and not be able to go out anywhere so I could stay close to a toilet. I am surprised they didn't recommend stool softeners, which are gentler than two laxatives daily, or Probiotics, or even prescribed medication such as Trulance, Amitiza, Relistor or Linzess. I take one laxative a week..just on Sunday's..Senna-lax. I do take daily stool softeners, and ground flaxseed or strong black coffee..more natural laxatives and home remedies. Is there anyway you can get a 2nd or even a third opinion to get you off the two laxatives daily?

Muddle
Muddle
in reply to Eliana5

Was given Laxido one in the morning and one in the evening

Eliana5
Eliana5
in reply to Muddle

Aah..okay..thanks..sorry for my confusion..

Muddle
Muddle
in reply to Eliana5

No never got to see a Gastroenterologist or rectal specialist thank you for your reply

Eliana5
Eliana5
in reply to Muddle

You're very welcome..☺

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