01-20-2005, 06:43 AM
Goodness gracious, I went through two years of chronic UTI's, they stopped. Then, finally got IC undercontrol, then got endometriosis treated and now I am working on my bowels. My problem is this. Since I started taking elavil, IBS-C has been brutal. The doctor had me tried metamucil first then lactulose. Well, then I get soooo much gas and I feel like I have to poop all day long--as if spending time in the bathroom because of IC wasn't enough. Is there anyone else who can't tolerate laxatives and gets too much gas/pressure in the rectum from laxatives? I actually think taking laxatives isn't the answer. Now, I think I will quit the lactulose and see if just eating oatmeal for breakfast will work. I am soo tired of dealing with this. I HATE WASHROOMS! Thanks again for any help you might provide. If I wasn't typing this, I would probably be pulling out my hair!