Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel

From: IAS Admin (
Sat Jul 14 13:20:47 2007

From: [] On Behalf Of Kelly Murray Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:50 PM Subject: Re: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel

You have to remember that Drs. don't know everything.  It irritates me that he took you off of the Methadone.  He could at least recommend that your pain doc try something else.  Kelly

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From: IAS Admin (Tracy) To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:24 PM Subject: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel From: (Shali) Subject: Re: Adhesions and Narcotic Bowel

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.

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>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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