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    Had colonoscopy about 2 months ago, also had MRI,...

    Had colonoscopy about 2 months ago, also had MRI, Ultra sound, xray, blood tests etc, thought among this lot gall bladder issues would have been noted? I seem to have this pain constantly but maybe...
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    I am from New Zealand and I do bowel cares every...

    I am from New Zealand and I do bowel cares every day in the morning, the dietician who I spoke to on Wednesday understood that I have become somewhat gun shy with my eating. She said she wanted me to...
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    Had all the scans so I guess these sorts of...

    Had all the scans so I guess these sorts of things would show up ? Thought if it was functional that it may be IBS which is heavily effected by anxiety/stress, which does not preclude that fact that...
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    Thanks for the reply, as I said my diet has been...

    Thanks for the reply, as I said my diet has been very limited but the Spinal Unit said I am now at the optimum BMI for my height, unless I keep losing it of course then I might have a problem. Have...
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    Right lower abdominal pain

    I am a 60 year old para & have been in a chair 40 years, have started getting abdominal pain lower right & it is continual and have to take sleeping pill to get sleep. I take senna for bowel & in the...
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    I am a 61 yr old para and my GP told me on Friday...

    I am a 61 yr old para and my GP told me on Friday that I had IBS, I am getting bad pain lower right tummy and of course increased spasm which is really interfering with my sleep and BP. I will have...
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    Yes I am on 1 & half Senna a night for BP, just...

    Yes I am on 1 & half Senna a night for BP, just looked back at my old bowel program records and noted 10 days some 7 months after starting the Senna when I was on a softener only, & appeared to be...
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    I recently had gas in the bowel and a lot of pain...

    I recently had gas in the bowel and a lot of pain over a weekend, went and saw stand in GP who scripted my Mebeverine anti spasmodic which is usually given to people with IBS, pointed out that the...
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    Bloody stand in GP scripted me Mebeverine anti...

    Bloody stand in GP scripted me Mebeverine anti spasmodic when I presented with bad pain I had over the weekend caused by gas, the pain was so bad (although BM was OK) that I had not slept much. I...
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    Has anyone on the forum experienced loss of...

    Has anyone on the forum experienced loss of effectiveness with MB and had to increase to 2 ??
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    Just went to an IBS website and one chap was...

    Just went to an IBS website and one chap was talking about how he kicked his 3 year senna dependency, what he did was a 30 day colon cleanse using Oxypowder (he did 10 caps for a wk then 6 to 8 for...
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    I will have been on laxatives 2 years in March...

    I will have been on laxatives 2 years in March next year and want to ask if anyone knows the best way to stop ? Most of the time I have been on Senna (now taking 1 & half) but for about 3 months was...
  13. Crags how long were you on senna ?

    Crags how long were you on senna ?
  14. Been reading a couple of advice websites from 2...

    Been reading a couple of advice websites from 2 people who have recovered from long term laxative abuse (able bodied) which I looked at as a way of weaning myself off Senna (I take 1 & half a night...
  15. Just had a thought, if you are taking note of...

    Just had a thought, if you are taking note of your fluid intake you will also account for the content in food, some fruits for example have a high moisture content, so the 2.5 liter may not be far...
  16. I thought the recommended water consumption that...

    I thought the recommended water consumption that I read on the Mayo Clinic website was 3 liters a day for an adult male ? Maybe it is less for SCI as we are less mobile. Has anyone tried Ginger Tea...
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    digestive enzyme supplement

    Does anyone use these products, and how have you found using them? I understand that the vegetable based ones are safe to use long term ?
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    Well I had an epiphany 3 days ago in respect of...

    Well I had an epiphany 3 days ago in respect of diet and fiber and started to actually work out the actual fiber value of the food i was eating and my overall need which for a male my age is about...
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    Thanks for the suggestion gjnl but I know that as...

    Thanks for the suggestion gjnl but I know that as of a couple of weeks ago I didn't have a problem with the non production of stool, its just that since I made the mistake of taking the 2 teaspoons...
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    I use MB every day for BP and I am not sure if it...

    I use MB every day for BP and I am not sure if it is giving me the same push as it used to, only been using it for 2 years
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    I was taking some Movicol for constipation and am...

    I was taking some Movicol for constipation and am on i sachet until 30th when see GI surgeon (am reducing though) this stuff can give you tummy ache as well as it is an astringent, my nurse friend...
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    Fizzy drink can contribute to your gas and one...

    Fizzy drink can contribute to your gas and one issue with magic bullet is that even after BP the chemical is still working and will give you that annoying urge like you still want to go. I have been...
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    I have been using 1 Movicol & 2 Senna until I see...

    I have been using 1 Movicol & 2 Senna until I see the GI specialist on the 30th (Or earlier if there is a cancellation) but I have noticed that I still have a feeling of still needing to go after BP...
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    Thanks SCI -Nurse I understand that Movicol can...

    Thanks SCI -Nurse I understand that Movicol can be used safely on a long terms basis and is not become reliant as the product in effect mimics what stool would do in the colon in putting pressure on...
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    Thanks again SCI-Nurse after the impaction I had...

    Thanks again SCI-Nurse after the impaction I had 4 days of Movicol then on GP advise stopped to go back to regular program, so did not take Movicol Tuesday night and had small runny poos result in...
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