I have IBS, GERD and had an upper GI almost 12 years ago and was told that I had a pocket in my colon on the right side. No treatment necessary. Since then I've had some pain in my ride side off and on - but either thought it was the pocket or adhesions from my appendectomy.
I've had chronic constipation for several years, but in the last couple of weeks I've had pretty severe abdominal pain, gas and constipation. My doctor game me Amitiza, but it didn't do anything. I had some Kristolose which I took and Magnesium Citrate and that helped a bit. I figured I hadn't been having enough bran, so I've been eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of water. But I've been very bloated - painfully. I have a very sensitive colon, perhaps because of the diverticuloses, but I took some Ducolose and it worked. I'm also taking Gas X, Kristolose, magnesium citrate, & Amitiza every day. But everything is temporary, I'm bloated as soon as I eat and I'm not able to eat very much because of my bloating.
What makes matters worse is that I'm scheduled for major surgery out of town in two weeks and I can't get in to see a gastroenterologist before then. I guess if I just try not to eat too much and to take the laxative a couple days before the surgery along with the Kritolose and magnesium citrate (I think I will drop the Amitiza since I can't tell it's done anything) I can make it through.
I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia along with everything else. Any advise?