Soooo constipated, atleast I think???
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|Wed, 06-16-2010 - 9:39pm|
So here is the problem. For quite some time I had been getting these pains on my left side, stomach area, and I had no idea what it was. Figured it was gas or I was sitting wrong. Then about 3 or 4 months ago I noticed my bowel movements were becoming very irregular. Not that I was ever regular, but I'd atleast go maybe every other day, an that's pushing it. I suffered from constipation my entire childhood and it was horrendous. As I got older, it never really went away but it was manageable. Never had to take anything for it. During that time of the month was when I would actually have normal bowel movements because of the cramping (not sure how it related but it happened every time).
Well a few months back I noticed I was having a lot of trouble going. I was only going 1 time a week, if that. I had no urge to go to the bathroom either. When I did have a bowel movement, it took forever and then it was only a little bit and it was either small balls (sorry so detailed) or a bunch of balls packed together. Sometimes it was pale brown and once i've seen it almost gray looking. They are super hard too.
This has been going on for months. I've tried Philips Milk of Magnesia, which helped but not really. It gave me the rumbles in the tummy and I went a little bit but nothing major. I still feel like i'm bloated and not empty I guess I can say.
I don't know why this is occuring now. The only thing I can relate it to is change in daily habits. I work at home now and sit all day at the computer. I'm up all night, sleep most of the day. Don't move around as much, but I will say I started working out more and drinking more water than usual and upping my fiber, which I already ate a lot of, and it still didn't do anything. So, not sure if the job theory really works.
I want to say it's just contipation, but if nothing is working and it's lasting this long I can't help but feel it's more than that. I've read if you hold your bowel movements for too long you can start to lose the urge, which i'm worried about because I do that sometimes. When I do get an urge now, nothing happens. I feel it's there, but something is keepin it from coming out. So now i'm worried something is blocking it from coming out. I also read sometimes not enough fat in the diet can cause this too happen which would make some sense as I really don't eat good lately. I used to eat breakfast, small lunch, and dinner religiously, but now it's more like one serving of dinner and that is it. The thing is even when I was eating good, this was already starting to happen so i'm so confused as to what is going on.