I have been having stomach problems for over a week. At first I was constipated and then I took some stool softener that helped me to go. Ever since I have been able to go but have still been experiencing various types of pain in my left side from sharp p

Mutiple causes. It's better to take it easy with solids, liquids are preferable. You didn't mention your age but pain on left side of abdomen could be gas, constipation also it could be a condition called "divertilitis"- which signifies a disease in the left colon. If symptoms persist see your PMD. .