I am a 25-year-old female and rarely have medical issues. However, I have been experiencing bad abdominal pain and constipation for two weeks now. On my third trip to the doctor, they finally did x-rays and determined that I have an ileus- “Erect and supine AP views of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrates no evidence of bowel obstruction or free intraperitoneal gas. There is a mildly dilated single loop of small bowel within the right flank. There is no calcific or osseous abnormality detected. A mild central small bowel ileus is suspected. Constipation is also noted.” My doctor referred me to a GI specialist and told me to go on a liquid diet for two days to clear up the pain. She also recommended taking daily laxatives.
It has been five days and despite the liquid diet and laxatives, the pain and discomfort is persisting. It is especially bad in my lower left abdomen and lower back. The specialist cannot see me until Dec 20th. I cannot continue with a liquid diet and daily laxatives because they make me worse (weak, shaky, tired). What should I do?