BE VERY CAREFUL!!!
I'm so sorry to shout like that, but there is a lot of 'conflicting' advice (all good advice, but possibly dangerous mixed together) happening in the
thread, and I wanted to get your attention...
I think the most urgent thing is to make certain there is nothing physically wrong with your digestive track, so x-rays of your intestines to make
certain there are no obstructions or twists in the bowels should be done a.s.a.p. -
- the reason I stress this is because a lot of the advice you are getting for digestion problems (such as parasite cleanses, certain antacids, etc.)
could actually cause you even more 'damage' if you have some sort of bowel obstruction...
Also, x-rays of your digestive system should include an endoscopy, which can rule out such things as celiac disease..
***I believe there was an EMT who posted about having a back injury which caused digestive issues due to nerve damage - this is the one that made my
'gut' give me the 'mmm,hhmm - that sounds about right' feeling.
Whatever the issue may be, it doesn't sound like something you can afford to 'fool around' with - if you were my husband, I'd already have made an
appointment with a Gastroenterologist
Take care, and please let us know what you find out..
***Edit: I'm mistaken - the EMT posted about diverticulitis...
HOWEVER (Sorry to shout again), your symptoms sound exactly like something called:
"Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction" (I just now looked it up), which is basically what I described above - a medical condition where 'something' (whether
injury, disease, or genetics) causes a disruption in the part of the nervous system which tells the intestines 'what to do'...
You'll probably think I'm nuts, but for what it's worth -
- Years ago there was a movie about a little girl with the above condition, and though I've never even thought about it since watching the movie -
for some reason, after I had posted earlier, it just popped right into my mind...
...and then proceeded to nag at me until I came back to my computer, looked up the info, and decided to edit my post.
edit on 30-7-2018 by
lostgirl because: being a neurotic nut head