Kim M

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After much effort to get things moving,  I am at a standstill.  I went to  gastro the other day to schedule an appointment for a motility test of the colon.  I was told by the doctor she no loner does them as there machine broke.  I wish they had told me this when I called for the appointment about 1 month ago.  Since I paid my copay already, I figured I would pick her brain.  I asked about the test and what the tx was if it showed that things were moving slowly.  As if I don't already know this.  She said physical therapy.  I looked online to see if I could go directly to p/t.  I need a dx and prescription.  She referred me to someone in the city.  Honestly, I really don't think I will schedule the appointment.  I was told quite awhile ago that I have IBS the constipation kind.  So with IBS things either move too fast or slow.  

So to get to my topic.  I looked into colonics. I spoke with a few people who have had them and they all report good results and just feeling better.  I was wondering if anyone has had one and what they think.  This might not be a long term solution but right now I need some relief.  

Any input would be helpful.   TIA.

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Drs here in Australia reckon you get a better result from doing a colonoscopy cleanse, plus no risk of rupturing the bowel. 

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Kim, have you tried Linzess?  I know the last thing you probably want is more prescriptions but it is made specifically for IBS-C.  If you haven't it may be worth a try. 

Somewhere in the archives, there is a pretty detailed description from Greer and her experience with colonics.  As I recall it took several trips for her to get results but she found it to be a not awful experience.  Her user name was Gaviv if you want to search for that information. 

 

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On 1/28/2019 at 9:24 AM, msmarymac said:

Kim, have you tried Linzess?  I know the last thing you probably want is more prescriptions but it is made specifically for IBS-C.  If you haven't it may be worth a try. 

Somewhere in the archives, there is a pretty detailed description from Greer and her experience with colonics.  As I recall it took several trips for her to get results but she found it to be a not awful experience.  Her user name was Gaviv if you want to search for that information. 

 

I was on a course of Linzess for months without any success.  I will look for Greer posts.  I so remember her struggles and eventual surgery.  Thanks for the suggestions. 

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On 1/27/2019 at 10:47 PM, Aussie Bear said:

Drs here in Australia reckon you get a better result from doing a colonoscopy cleanse, plus no risk of rupturing the bowel. 

I was concerned about the possible rupture.  The problem with doing a colonoscopy cleanse is the meds you have to take have not worked.  I was also told by my surgeon I would not be able to tolerate that much volume in my new stomach.  Thanks

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Have they tried Amitiza? It's our go to (I work in gastro/colonoscopy/endoscopy) for patients that fail with Linzess and don't have luck with large amounts of polyethylene glycol (preps). Colonics don't do much to help in the long term for most people, and no study has shown them to help with IBS-C. We've also had good luck with Trulance, although some insurances don't cover it. Here's hoping you find relief!

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Good God, Kim...I don’t know how you’re holding it together at this point. Ask as many people in the medical field that will listen for more suggestions. This can’t be good at all! I’m worried for you my friend. Please do what you can on your end to at least try and get sufficient nutrients while seeking out help from a specialist. Love and prayers!!!

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5 hours ago, Kim M said:

I was concerned about the possible rupture.  The problem with doing a colonoscopy cleanse is the meds you have to take have not worked.  I was also told by my surgeon I would not be able to tolerate that much volume in my new stomach.  Thanks

We use different meds here in Australia that are mixed in just one cup of water. I was concerned myself after my first stapleline ruptured (not sure it wasn't actually a colon prep that did it given I bleed so badly I wondered if I was going to survive the night), but surgeon said these days with the staplers they use that wouldn't happen.

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