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Jun 14, 2018 · baffling abdomen / bowel pain in Digestive Health

Neurontin was prescribed to help with the pain (nerve pain?). Not sure it has ever made any difference and am interested in weaning myself off it — I understand that it is important not to stop abruptly. I do avoid Norco and now will avoid it totally. I probably do have a gassy stomach (hard to judge that), I do take an array of medications — hydroxurea, amlodipine, coreg, corgard, fluconazale — and have for quite a long time. Would hemorrhoids have the delayed (and severe) impact that I'm experiencing?

Jun 7, 2018 · baffling abdomen / bowel pain in Digestive Health

I'm not sure my discussion title is right, but it was all I could come up with. Here is the problem. For the past several months, I have experienced bowel movements only every two days. The problem is the consequences. About 30 – 45 minutes after the event, I start experiencing pain in the rectal area, aching and burning, and it gets worse with time. Ultimately, the ache moves to my lower abdomen as well. Often I simply have to go to lie down to deal with the discomfort. The pain continues for around 4 hours and then it just goes away — at least it has so far (knock on wood!) — and I'm able to function quite norrmally. I have been prescribed neurontin (one in morning and one in evening) and norco as needed (I try to avoid taking this), but nothing seems to be a great success in dealing with the pain. I do take a stool softener each evening but I'm not sure what impact it has. I did go to a GI doctor who did a colonoscopy and found nothing and put me on a gluten-free, lactose-free diet. I have fudged the gluten and lactose from time to time as an experiment and I have seen absolutely no impact on my symptoms. So my questions are: any idea what my problem is and what sort of a doctor should I visit next? Anyone's thoughts greatly appreciated.