Stomach pain after laxative

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My wife is addicted to laxatives. She takes 4-5 CVS brand laxatives, containing Bisacodyl every night before bed. We were married 5 years ago and it was then that I found out that she has been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> laxatives for 25-30 years. She is currently 52 years old. I tried to get her help by an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> her to a GI specialist.She had a colonoscopy that came back ok.
I was diagnosed with IBS earlier this year. My biggest problems are an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>severean> stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> eating and constipation despite a high fiber diet. My GI has recommended an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> a laxative daily. Is this safe long-term?
Now, whenever I eat my stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch becomes so hard and distended it's like I'm 9 months pregnant. One meal will take all day and night to diminish the bloating a little bit. I've been reading about all the symptoms of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>severean> laxative abuse and is this an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>severean> bloating related to this being the end of the line for me with laxatives? I've had episodes where I had to eat a lot of tomato sauce because of the potassium to get my heart to calm down.
LaXaTIVE aBUSE aND aNOREXIa aND NOTHING BUT L<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>X<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>TIVE aBUSE aND aNOREXIa aND DO NOT RaISE UP aNYTHING BUT L<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>X<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>TIVE aBUSE aND aNOREXIa OR YOU WILL BE BaNNED-OUSTED-aND IGNORED. Listen, wind_ryder, you need to become more tolerant of all relative subjects and posters, and anything that will come up regarding the topic at hand. Have you ever read any of the other threads on this board? I must tell you it rarely stays JUST ON THE ONE TOPIC.
Now I feel like my bowel is constantly full. My stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch is hard and uncomfortable. I began using laxatives but don't use them daily, 3 times a week. I switch between Correctol and a sienna tea. I just want to get off laxatives and get rid of this bloated, hard, full and uncomfortable feeling and go like a "normal" person.
He is in the UK and about 14 months ago he had terrible acute stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> at about 1am to the point where he got very white and sweaty and felt nauseous but wasn't sick. We called the ambulance and when they came he had extremely low blood pressure and they had to put saline drips in both arms. By the time he got to the hospital he felt a little better. They took x-rays and it looked like he had a compaction but nothing else. They took blood tests and all were fine.
in january of this year(2008),she went into treatment. and at that time started having problems ,with her stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch bloating her face and was having problems haveing a Bowel moments. That was 4 months ago since then she looks 6 mths pregnant has had every test drank every possible berium and given a test where she swollowes these dye tablets. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> 4w weeks they havenot moved. she hasnot had a normal BM for over 2 mths now.
HaVE REGULaR DULL <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> IN STOM<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>CH aREa, WITH CRaMP IN KIDNEY WITH MINOR aCHE IN BaCK aREa THERE ,LEFT SIDE ONLY. MORE PRONOUNCED an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> EaTING, EVEN SMaLL QUaNTITIES OF FOOD. QUITE LOT OF GaS BUILD-UP (BURPING) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> DRINK OR EaT.... URINaTION IS NORMaL aND QUITE "CLEaR" ...WITH BOWEL MOVEMENT LESS THaN NORMaL aND DIFFICULT aT TIMES...LaXaTIVE HELPS MOVE BUT LEFT MORE PRONOUNCED aCHEY an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> IN STOMaCH aREa....OCCaSIONaLLY CRaMPY an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> WILL MOVE FROM KIDNEY aREa TO CENTER JUST BELOW RIBS.
My stomach stays bloated, I have horrible cramping and my stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch is as hard as a brick... The strange thing is that most of my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is up high... I do have low cramps that generate around to my back but the bad, bad an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> is right in the middle up high... I had my gallbladder out a few years ago... I take stool softeners, laxatives, and enemas... I've tried drinking that other stuff but I just throw it back up...
I have been suffering some kind of constant stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch area <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> for the past several weeks. It is right below my esophagus where it would be entering my stomach. I was having problems with swallowing a few weeks ago along with the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan>. I could feel my food and beverage slowly easing down my esophagus. Even water was doing the same thing. I started an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> 20 then an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> a bit of time 40 mg of Prilosec (normal dose is 20 mg) and that ended the swallowing issue but the stomach an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> remained.
My doctor prescribes zantac which stops the chest <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. a few days <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> the zantac I begin to experience upper an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdominalan> cramping and bloating. I also experience sharp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan>s under the middle of my breast bone when walking. Weight loss is apparent. I decide to stop the zantac, thinking it it's causing my new symptoms. The an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> under my breast bone gets worse and my doctor recommends resuming zantac and start an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> prilosec.
We saw her new oncologist (from the clinical trial) and she said her stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch is full of gas because of the cancer irritating the stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch, gave her a l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>x<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tive and said she needs to start treatment right away. My mom has no problems with bowel movements and goes at least once a day, but the stomach pressure does ease an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> that. The following Monday she went to the hospital to do some tests before she starts the treatment. The weighted her and she was 150 lbs.
Fullness feeling in stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch. Gurgling from stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch. Thinner stool. Stinging <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> in pelvis and reproductive organs. I think I have gained about 5 pounds, but not changing diet, and no loss of appetite. all this is one weeks time. I read how cancer can make it flat and then thin, but it was flat for only one day, and since has been small. I doubt cancer acts that fast. I would assume cancer would act much more gradually.
a related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/467301'>an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> in lower right side of stomach</a> was started.
I started an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takingan> 20 then an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> a bit of time 40 mg of Prilosec (normal dose is 20 mg) and that ended the swallowing issue but the stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> remained. I tried Gas X, l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>x<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tive (even though I wasn't constipated), the Prilosec (still to this day, and there was one more thing I tried that I can't remember at the moment. I have no appendix or gallbladder. I went to my doctor and he was concerned my esophagus was closing, all x-rays were normal.
Had Gall Bladder removed 15 yrs ago - Time to time have still had symptoms including an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan> in stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch area, lower bib right side, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> in center of right side at rear of rib cage (closer to spine). anyone with similar problem and what has all been done to diagnose symptoms?
My nephew has been battling this stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, that is focused in the region of his belly button. It has been progressively getting worse with various doctors not claiming to understand it. I don't think I have every posted anything before online, but tonight he left at the beginning of concert he had been looking forward since Christmas.
By this time I was in a lot of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan>, my stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch was swelling, and I was retaining water. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> three and a half weeks, my stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch was so swollen that I didn't eat and all I could do an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> class was lay down because of the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>painan>. I started to drink excess amounts of water in an effort to move things along. Then, one night I woke up and almost passed out as I walked to the bathroom. I was rushed to the ER, vomiting and dizzy, and it turned out I had hyponatremia (dangerously low sodium).
- stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch anxieties <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> meals, burning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> around an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>abdominalan> area, making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry and there is a considerable weight loss. also it causes acid reflux in some people if the valve at end of esophagus (neck) does not close properly. This blog shall also help those having acid reflux/GERD/Heartburn issues/acidosis an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> meals. also this is HOLISTIC program so all steps must be followed together as mentioned in this blog to get good results.
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