Hello, all. I have never posted here before, and hopefully this will be a one time thing. I really don't know whats going on. I have had problems with constipation and slow digestion, for several years. I have a habit of self-medicating with laxatives, and have had a history of eating disorders (bulimia, EDNOS,anorexia).
Info- I'm 25 years old, female. For the most part I consider myself recovered, from said eating disorders. However I still struggle at times. If too stressed, etc, I still have a habit of purging, and or restricting. I also admit, I do abuse laxatives, and I have for a long time, off and on. I hate to admit it, but might as well be honest. I can take up to eight-fifteen laxatives a day, (usually just eight though...not that, that makes it any better). If I don't take them, it can be up two a week and half before I can movey bowels, and when I do, I never feel like they have completely emptied. So, in short, I am dependant on laxatives. Lately, starting, maybe this past Tuesday, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse. Even with the use of laxative, I am still having problems with moving my bowels. If I can move them, it takes a whole lot of straining, and takes forever. I don't eat the most nurtional foods, sadly (due to lack of money).
difficulty making bowel movements, even with laxatives
abdominal bloating, quite a bit of it
difficulty passing gas
pressure in anus, by tailbone
if i strain a lot, I seem to have "skin tissue" bulging from my anus, when I stop straining it goes back in
starting tonight, I feel a little "feverish", and fatigued.
I'm not having any pain, so far. I don't feel all that gassy, really. I mainly just feel uncomfortable, and worried. What could this be? Is it possible it could all be the result of, me taking poor care of my health? Could it be, one of my worse fears- cancer? I am, just really scared, and feel so lame for not taking better care of myself.
Thank you all, for any help. I really appreciate it.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.