nothing makes me poop. what next?
Editor's note: Normally I wouldn't post this until Motherload has written an answer. But she's not around and this guy REALLY needs help. Any ideas?
I saw my doctor because I was not pooping regularly. In fact, I was going about every four days, and it was not very much at all. Now, I took my friends' and families' advice and ate better, worked out, and add Benefiber to a lot of beverages (non-carbonated) three times a day. Unfortunately, it did not work. I gained sixty pounds in two months with the health food consumption, the physical fitness, and the Benifiber and stool softener.
My doctor sent me to get an X-ray of my stomach down to my colon. The results were hard to bear. There was approximately five pounds of shit in my intestines. So he told me to take Fleet Phospho-soda oral saline to clear out the blockage because it was a dangerous amount of stool in my body.
I took it. Over the course of a day (give or take), I drank the entire flask of Phospho-soda with water. To my dismay, I had a few squirts, but that was it. I have taken stool softener before the incident as well, and that has done nothing.
I am calling my doctor tomorrow to tell him how my quest to dump my ass went. But I noticed a lot of neat discussions here and thought maybe I could get some aid. I have drank all the recommended fluids, swapped out milk and cheese consumption for yogurt, and backed off the caffeine and fast food -- but nothing. What next!?!
Editor's note: Nick wrote back a few days later with more details.
After my appointment, I was put on Fleet Phospho-soda (I took three bottles in one week). No luck. I was put on Fleet Enema, extra large (I took two of them), and no luck -- pooped only the fluid from the enema. I did a gallon of this rancid prescribed medication called GoLytley that had little effect but lots of nausea as I held it down. It made me let out fluid, but not diarrhea, and nothing solid. And it took about three hours to take the medication and then four hours of liquidy yellow substance, but it never turned clear. My X-ray still showed poop filled in my intestines to capacity.
I am seeing a gastroenterologist since my condition has not really improved.
-- Nick L