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
Symptoms of IBS but not IBS: I have posted on... - IBS Network
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?