Re: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel

From: Shali (
Thu Jul 12 20:23:36 2007

That is not true; I do not have a colon and I am severely functionally obstructed along with mechanically obstructed. I had the functional obstruction long before any surgeries. Shali

As long as you have an ileostomy, nothing is going >to get through far enough to become constipated anyway, so that point is
>moot. You might also think about trying a new GI doc.........if you really
>need one, that is.

>>>----- Original Message -----
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 5:14 PM
>Subject: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel
>> Sender: (Daniel J)
>> Subject: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel
>> A recent appointment with a new GI specialist left me worried. For
>> about four months I have been on various pain meds for my adhesion pain
>> after a number of abdominal surgeries and an ileostomy. My pain
>> management doctor finally put me on Methadone 20 mg/day in the liquid
>> form because of my ileostomy and it has worked pretty well. But I can
>> tell that without it, the pain seems to be getting worse. The new GI
>> specialist told me that the Methadone was making my pain worse and that
>> I should wean off the meds. He offered no alternative to the pain
>> management, except to eliminate the Methadone and indicated that I was
>> experiencing Narcotic Bowel Syndrome. I have never heard of this and
>> wonder if this is legitimate. Even if it is legit, are there not ways
>> to manage even this? Any advice would be very helpful!
>> Thanks to all who keep this forum going!

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