Hi. I am feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next. So I am asking for organizing help and support from those who have like symptoms....Thank you in advance!
About two and a half years ago I started having severe difficulty with constipation. I have always had it, but now it was worse. Nothing over the counter worked; not enemas, not bulk, and not pills. Prescriptions haven't worked for long either. Even when I can feel diarria in my gut, I still don't go. Colonoscopy preps do work though; just pretty nasty stuff. And I found something called Super Colon Cleanse and when I take that with Linzess, I could go to the bathroom, for about three months. Now that is not working very well. I just tried aloe juice with Linzess and Super Colon Cleanse, and that is a little better.
Lately, it seems like I have developed delayed stomach emptying. I talked w my endocrinologist and he suggested taking bolus after I see on my cgm that sugar is rising. I started that. Then a few nights ago, I treated a low blood sugar and couldn't get it back up. I was 32 and beginning to think I was going to have to shoot glucogon. Then, over the course of the night, having turned off the high alarm out of frustration and sleep deprivation, I hit somewhere above 400. The next morning I changed my low alarm to 90.
My gastro hasn't return phone calls. I finally called the Nurse Manager, who reported that the reason his Nurse Practitioner didn't return the call was because the doctor was out of town. Nice. I asked for a doctor on staff to call me. He has prescribed something that starts with an "A" and I am picking it up at the pharmacy now.
Any thoughts, suggestions? Which tests do I need? I think I am going to try to find a doctor in St. Louis who specializes in this... Thanks for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from any one of you.