The last 48 hours have definitely not been good and I am praying that when I wake up tomorrow I have some relief.
So I removed the nausea patch earlier this week - but I think I may be experiencing some of the side effects from it still. One of the ones that was front and center - constipation. Now, based upon my last sentence you may want to stop reading this blog now.
There are many gastroparesis sufferers who also deal with constipation issues on a regular basis. I happen to be one of them - my stomach itself is basically paralyzed and my intestines just don't do what they are supposed to do.
Most people will experience constipation from time to time - whether it be diet related, medication induced, etc. And for most people, having a bout of constipation is nothing serious. But dealing with almost chronic constipation can come with serious implications.
I try a medication - and it compounds that issue more. Most doctors won't prescribe pain medications, due to them causing constipation as a side effect.
So I've taken my laxatives for the evening, hoping they do what they are supposed to do. Hoping that this severe abdominal distention that I am experiencing right now is minimized when I wake up tomorrow. Hoping that both of these happen, as it will result in some other stuff improving.