I'll just give you a quick run down:
I've been constipated for a while. I was barely having any bowel movements, maybe a week or so between. I never had an urge to go. I tried a high fiber diet for about a month, nothing. I was able to get in with a doctor around month 3, and she put me on Miralax to try and soften my stool so I could pass it. My stomach was beginning to protrude and it was hard. I've been on that for about a month as well. Basically, it just makes me able to have a bowel movement, but I'm still not passing whatever is stuck. I can FEEL it. I wish I could just stick a vacuum hose and suck it all out. She also recommended enemas and suppositories... which now don't even work. Nothing comes out, and it's horrifying.
Now, the situation is: I can't eat because my stomach has no room to expand. I literally eat a granola bar and am full for the entire day. I feel malnourished and fatigued. I am tired all of the time, I'll sleep for 10 hours and then take a nap during the day. I will have the urge to go, and I'll feel it moving, but when I sit down nothing comes out. It's like dry heaving.
What I think messed me up was I was taking a lot of multi-vitamins and eating protein bars without supplementing my diet with fiber and water. It may also be stress, but even so, with everything I'm on, I feel that it would blow it out already.
I'm going to the doctor tomorrow and I don't know what the next step is. What are your opinions? Do you guys think that a strong stimulant laxative would make the difference? What about a colonic? Or a colonoscopy? Could I have any lasting damage to my colon?
Curious if anyone else has dealt with this and how, and what I should talk to my doctor about.
If you guys want anymore details just ask, but I wasn't going to give out all the nasty bits unless prompted.
EDIT: Thanks everyone for your input. I have an appointment with a GI doc tomorrow and will stress the severity of the situation to her. Like Centech said, it's way past just trying a new laxative. I am definitely on board with getting a new doctor if my current one isn't showing enough concern. I'll update after my appointment for those who asked. Until tomorrow!
UPDATE: So I saw my GI doc today, and she wants blood work to check my Thyroid, and a colonoscopy to see what's going on. I asked her "what if my bowel doesn't completely empty?" She said we can deal with that if it happens, but she didn't seem too convincing. I'm going to get the blood work this week, and schedule the colonoscopy for sometime next week. All in all, she didn't seem too overly concerned, but I guess I have to roll with it for now.