After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby Hedgehogbum » 16 Jun 2018, 06:55

Missy that’s such wonderful advice. Mike, missy, you are not alone. I’m so grateful for this forum. Knowing that others really get what I am going through gives me great comfort. Mike, have you tried meditation ? I’m really not the type to meditate, but I’ve been trying it recently and if you stick to it, it really does help alleviate the mental suffering that AF causes.
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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby mike1971 » 16 Jun 2018, 07:43

Hi Hedgehogbum

I haven't tried meditation. I have been prescribed an anti depressant (cipralex) by my GP. I haven't 5aken them yet. Worried also about side effects.

I am still having the rectal tightness and pain after a bowel movement. I don't see any blood anywhere.

I have seen numerous doctors in the ER and my surgeon numerous times and none of them have found a fissure.

I have seen my surgeon yesterday and he said he doesn't know why I'm having rectal pain. He had his secretary book an MRI for this Monday in hopes he could find something. I don't know how long the wait will be. He also mentioned it may be muscle spasms.

In any case.....I'm tired of the pain. Tired of making my bowel movements the highlight of my day. Tired of being enclosed in my house. Tired of lying down. Tired of seeing my elderly parents ( staying to help me) getting stressed out. They had to leave their country cottage home to take cate of me. They should be enjoying their retirement.

I'm tired. No end in site. I am living in a nightmare.
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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby Hedgehogbum » 16 Jun 2018, 09:32

Mike I also sorry for the nightmare you are living. I hope the MRI on Monday can give you some results and a treatment plan. I know the feeling of life revolving around BMs. It’s mentally draining and not sustainable. My advice would be to try and think about something -anything - other than your pain. As hard as it is, try and distract yourself with a comedy, exercise, a call to a friend... anything that will take your mind off the pain. And as I mentioned in a previous post, if you are stuck at home not moving, search the internet for meditation and pain. It teaches you to detach from the suffering that comes with pain. You may still feel the pain but you won’t suffer mentally from it quite as much. It takes perseverance but if it can help it will be time well spent.
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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby mike1971 » 16 Jun 2018, 10:23

Thank you so much for the advice.

I've been very stressed especially this last week. I have my elderly parents staying with me to help me out through this tough time ad I have no one else really. God bless them they are in much better health than I am right now.

I have been stressing them out lately and on fact my mother's doctor prescribed zoloft for her stress now which she is taking.

I was prescribed Lexapro by my GP last week but have been hesitant to take.

I broke down this morning from the stress and pressure from my parents to take the anti depressants.

I've been having bowel movements every two days now. It was once a day just a couple weeks ago. Before I had these health issues I was going twice a day.

Thank you for the kind words. I've been told meditation can help...I'm looking into exercised for my pelvic area.
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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby Jaimenicole » 13 Feb 2019, 15:51

I don’t really know much but I have heard about people having random excruciating pain that can’t be explained they call it Proctalgia Fugax and no one really knows the cause maybe you can read up on what is available and see if you share similar symptoms?
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Re: After lis can you handle the odd harder bm?

Postby missy moo » 26 Mar 2019, 01:45

I hope everyone who needs to read this reads this! Is fiber your problem not your solution?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/
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