Really makes you wonder what they teach in medical school. Best, Karen
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From: Tara S <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 3:27 AM Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
> Your dr sounds familiar. Before I found these dr's I'm trying now, I had
> gone to several dr's and the emergency room over the past 4 1/2 yrs (since
> the bloating episodes began, also since my hysterectomy) - and their
> favorite diagnosis for me was simple constipation (forget the pain I had
the > rest of the time - concentrate on the biggest symptom and take another wad
> of money) and the prescription was a whole bottle of citrate of magnesium
> *shudder*. Horrible stuff - it doesn't help, and isn't it a bad thing to
> have to take laxatives all the time? I have read that if you end up
relying > on them, then you eventually get to where you can't have an unaided bowel
> movement (sounds like all of us now). The only other things I get are
> anti-spasmodics which make me nauseous and do nothing else.
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> Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:22:09 -0600
> At Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Kb1707tiamet@aol.com wrote:
> Hi girls, I just wrote a long post to help get through the days. I
> guess I just get so confused. I am trying to wait for a new gel barrier
> to come out, I am even sick of the pain clinic, the meds I take do not
> help the pain a whole lot. I was told a few months ago, they have me at
> the point where I am on meds to where they will not make me too tired,
> they cannot do no more. I will sill see them, but even they said there
> are so many drs that just now are realizing that adhesions cause pain.
> I am even between GI docs, the one I saw for years, is one of those that
> do not believ the adheions ARE doing something to the bowels. May not
> be in his eyes, but what am I feeling? He is the one who told me to take
> milk of magnesia twice a day and prescribed an a arthritis med that they
> use now to stimulate the bowels,I just don't want no more meds. I feel
> like senekot is moving them now, although the pain is extremely getting
> worse after it. Almost make the bowels inside feel sore. Some days I
> cannot even lean lightly on something.
> I know it is mind over matter, but my mind still tells me I am in pain,
> cannot overcome it. I know deep in my heart I will go through another
> surgery, but I am so scared right now. As we all know , there are no
> Take care girls,
> Love to all