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Terry, I just used an enema -- Fleet saline -- for the first time. It didn't work. That was after two suppositories this morning, which also didn't work. I've been taking the suppositories and a powder oral laxative for two weeks now under a doctor's direction. I have a follow-up appointment with my doctor on Monday. I had a BM several days ago after the suppository, but the bloating and constipation came back immediately. I have pain in my shoulder from the bloating. Suggestions? Thanks.
Hi Susan Ivy:
The pain in my shoulder is 3-4. Its severity increases as the bloating increases. I don't have a fever, nor do I have the other symptoms you list.
Caffeine has not worked -- I drink a lot of it. And warm meals have no effect.
My doctor did not prescribe the enema. I got one after the suppositories failed.
Exercise is uncomfortable because I'm so bloated.
I drink a lot of water but I'm wondering if the Trazodone I take each night dehydrates me.
Do other options exist beyond manual disimpaction? And if not, how do I know I'm doing that correctly?