i have struggled with constipation on and off my entire life. i have gotten EXCELLENT results with fiber, water, colon cleanses, colonics, acupuncture, massage.
i have had pencil thin stool since June / July 2010
i have had the stabbing knife pain most recently.
i was hospitalized 3 days with constipation unrelieved by Golytely
i was eventually cleaned out with more Golytely and enemas..... all liquid stool... NEVER felt cleaned out.
yes , i take other medication..... have for years... Armour Thyroid, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Bioidentical Hormones... I have taken these meds since 1993 /and 2005 .... NO CORRELATION with the constipation.
i had a colonoscopy in 1999 .... diagnosis severe colon dysmotility... they wanted me to take cholchecine to cause diarrhea..... i chose not to... i was fearful of the other side effects and long term damage.
i had a gastric emptying study, although the doctor had me taking azithromycin liquid at the time so the test was not valid.
i recently had something like a barium enema that was supposedly normal
the thing that concerns me is i have not had ANY solid stool for months and i NEVER feel empty... i am bloated and only poop fluid or very soft pencil thin stool. please give me the chance to respond to your comments ... thank you