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    Posted: Apr/15/2014 at 2:20pm
Bailey found this very informative article about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: http://lifestyle.ca.msn.com/health-fitness/womens-health/the-pain-down-there 

We have members who have had an incredibly difficult time getting proper diagnosis and/or treatment for pelvic pain.  This article may be a great help for those who are struggling with getting answers for a very painful condition. 

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I was told I may have that and might have to go for testing ... I am trying Linzess right now and things are so far working pretty good... This is do from severe constipation I mean severe .... I do take many meds which cause constipation and now being weaned off several .. so hopefully I wont have to be tested .. They don't do that here in Iowa and would have to travel to Omaha and here the test is not pleasant...so mixed with my other problems they all may be related . we will soon see. by the way have heard after the test treatment is biofeedback with great results....

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Hi razzle,

One of the big problems with taking many of the pain meds available to us, is severe constipation. If I didn't have a bowel regime, I'd never have a poop. I think most of us on pain meds, need to use something to keep things moving.

Do you use medication for the constipation? I hope with coming off some of your meds, this problem resolves itself and you won't have to worry about the pelvic floor testing. If you don't have a regimen to keep things moving, please talk to your doc or pharmacist.

Severe constipation can cause very serious side effects. I'll be watching to see if you get any news or results. Take care and know we're thinking of you.
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Love to know how you get on with your Linzess, it's just been licensed here but you have to get special permission as it's expensive. I'll mention it to doctor next time I see him. Until then it Dulcolax every other day. I'm like Bailey, would never go again. Constipation can be treated as a joke but there is nothing funny about it. Hope the Linzess works - one less thing to worry about.
7 years of back pain with small tears L3-4/L4-5, but able to walk 4-5 miles a day until Jan 2013 when groin pain began. PT and other therapy made things worse. Back pain increased to where I could only sit for a few minutes, limiting ability to drive or socialize. Slowly improving now. Last MRI April 2014 showed annular tear at L3/4, bulging disc L4/5 and several large tarlov cysts in lower thoracic and sacral nerve roots. Large haemangioma T9. Chronic back pain.
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Bailey I have been on everything for constipation you name it been there done that.... so trying the Linzess again.... Plum I will let you know and yes I know its expensive..... also in other posts that is why I kind of leary about starting Provil .....

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Hi razzle,

I'll be very interested to hear about your experience with this new med. Like most with CP and taking pain relievers, I require a laxative routine or I'd never go to the bathroom. If this med works well and has few side effects, it could help a lot of people.

Good luck.
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I have been using senokot for constipation or microlax.
These work quite well.


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Rockin neither one of those meds don't work for me ... I took Mirlax for a week and nothing . dr was shocked ...

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well Linzess didn't work been really sick for past 2 days . dr said to stop immed. so may have to go to Omaha , but going to try one more thing .. I am going to do a bottle of meg citrate on the 1st and 15th of each month followed by Milk of mag every other day... will see

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Razzle,

Can you tell us what the side effects have been on the Linzess?  It may help others who want to/are going to try this medication.

What type of testing would they do in Omaha? 

I really hope you can get a good handle on this constipation and keep it under control, and that you don't have to travel to Omaha-----Please let us know.  Hugs, Stevie

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Side effects were gas terrible gas , in my shoulders in my tummy , lower back , direhha bloated , and sour stomach for 2 days finally 5 gas x helped.... and it all didn't hit until about the beginning of my 3rd week on Linzess..... Omaha is for the Pelvic floor testing , don't know what they will do...

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didn't need test .. just on milk of mag every 2 days and all is well

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Constipation as you all know is a side effect of pain meds. I tried the lax process. Either didn't work or diarrhea. Now I go all natural. Green leafy veg. Fresh fruit lots of salad and I love a southern staple. Turnip greens or collard greens. Works very well for me and one less drug I have to take and a lot better taste. Try it. May help for others. If I go more than 3 days I just increase my intake.
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Hi everyone, may I suggest to help with the constipation when you wake up, 1st thing in the morning drink a glass of water mixed with 1tsp of honey and don't eat anything for 30 min -1hr.Also eat dates.
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I take Senokot for constipation. I find it the best med that works well for me. You have to be careful with it as it can cause diarrhea. I was up to 6 pills a day at one time. I have lost 15lbs recently and am down to 1 every second day. But when I was taking 6 a day I was heavily medicated and weighed about 255lbs. You just have to find the right dose for you. You can buy Senokot off the shelf also.
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1st injured Feb, 1997. Was told it was "Soft Tissue" and sent back to work - no X-rays
Late 1997 attended 1st Rehab Program to strengthen back. Mid 98 PCP took me off work. Tried going back to work over the next couple years, mostly off work due to pain.
June 2000, met with OS for first time. Did MRI , damage was L5-S1 totally blown out. Surgery done Jan, 2001.
Another Rehab program late 2001, attempted to go back to work early 2002. Slipped on water, fell flat on back screw fusion broke.
Went to 3rd Rehab program summer 2002.
Oct 2003 - 2nd Surgery, due to broken screw, had to operate from the front.
No improvement. Attended 4th Rehab program in 2004, at time It was decided NO work.
March 2006, had 3rd Surgery, this time fusion and instrumentation from Si to L3.
June 2008 Surgeon finally admitted I had Failed Back Surgery.
August 2009 WCB Finally put me on Long Term Disability
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