I've been off work since February 2009 and at worst my pain meds were up to 200mgs of MST Morphine(slow release 12 hour dose) aswell as anti inflammatories and 6 or 7 other prescribed drugs at once.
I've noticed during the last 6 or 7 months I've been having stomach issues with cramps in the morning and bloated feelings.Some of these symptoms were down to the fact that one of the side effects is constipation which is understandable.
However following my surgery in March 2010 I managed to get off all meds and return to work for a brief time but my stomach issues still remained.
My G.P (doctor) here in the U.K tried various treatments and tests to rule out IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and the last straw was to refer me to a Gastric specialist at my local hospital.
After a consultation with him I have to now prepare myself for one of my worse nightmares,a Barium enema which I'm having in the morning.
So in essence,has anyone else had any stomach problems after long or short term medication usage?