I’ve had my j-pouch for 19 years now and I’ve had no problems at all. After taking Augmentin for a sinus/ear infection, I am now bound up - this is a first for me. I’m still passing gas occasionally but experiencing anal spasms that make it feel like I need to go…but then nothing (or very tiny bits) come out. I didn’t eat for the last 24 hours, and about 8 hours ago I chugged a grape juice with miralax. I was able to pass a little bit of stool overnight last night but I can tell I’m not emptied out. I’m trying not to push but occasionally a very strong spasm happens and it feels like a bowling ball covered in spikes is trying to exit my bum 😩
On to the questions… when do I need to look for medical help? How long will the miralax take to work? Any other advice?