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  • Pain in the shoulder blade and constipation

    Hello everybody. I've been reading these forums for awhile hoping someone might discuss a problem that is similar to mine. I am always constipated and feel bloated. I take flax seed oil and acidolphilus supplements that seemed to turn my stools to liquid, but I never feel like I have totally eliminated. The weird thing is when I take a fiber supplement like Metamucil I become completely constipated and have pain in my shoulder blade on the left side especially and sometimes between my shoulder blades. I recently had a very bad UTI and was on Cipro for 10 days. The pain seemed to lessen and I wasn't constipated at all. That was a month ago and now the cycle of pain and constipation is starting again.
    I take Ditropan XL 10mg a day, but that is it for meds. I am a C5 incomplete quad (20 years post-injury). I eat fairly healthy. I work full time and go to Grad school full time and am pretty active in general. I've consulted with a GI specialist and did colonoscopy, barium enema images, CT scan,, etc... I'm hoping that the SCI nurse ( Hello) or someone on this forum might have some advice or have had a similar experience to share some ideas or solutions.
    "I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man"

    The Dude

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    I would recommend a magic bullet (or some type of rectal suppository) every evening or every other evening - or atleast occasionally.

    CWO
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      Pain in shoulder blade and constipation

      I take a Magic Bullet every other day typically and everyday if I'm feeling worse. I could take one everyday and still have same problem and my insides would feel like they are on fire. I've tried exlax and senekot and sure I go, but I feel sick for two days afterward and have horrible cramping.
      "I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man"

      The Dude

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