will i ever poop normally again?

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stuckonyesterday
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/25/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
As I'm still a bit knew to this I'm wondering if I'll ever have the pleasure of just having a NORMAL bowel movement--normal consistency and no pain--ever again??? You never realize what you took for granted, huh? But really...I'm scared =/ I'm just 18 and everytime I run to the toilet and end up going mushy or watery...or really whatever...there's always pain and burning to follow for the whole day or night. Is this how the rest of my whole life is going to be? Or is this just my flare up or something? Please help sad
Female. 18 years old. Symptoms began 8/1/07. CT Scan clear. Chest X-ray clear. Endoscopy on 12/1/07 showed some gastritis; colonoscopy on the same date showed Crohn's in the biopsy. Symptoms include: pain in the gut, mouth sores, excessive gas, a sore bum, anal skin tag, and a cough that's lasted for months. Am currently on: Asacol, Ferrous Sulfate, and Albuterol; am supposed to start Azithromycin and chewable Acidophilus; and Citrucel and/or Colace if constipation occurs.


Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2007 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Although it may not seem like you will every poop normally there are those glorious days when you finally have a normal bowel movement. However for me they are short lived and I end up having diarriah not soon after...whether it be hours or days. Don't be discouraged by this, but just realize that it is all a part of the crohn's or colitis, and unfortunately is a major part of the disease. I know exactly how you feel because I was finally (after being sick for 6 years with stomach crap) diagnosed at age 18, and a senior in highschool. If you ever need to chit chat send me a message, and I can give you my email address so that you can ask more questions or just VENT! Feel better soon!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


Trsora1
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Please if you ever need to talk you sound so similiar to me as well. I can also give you my email address to talk. I have alot of the same issues you have. the butt burning and the gas. Like you have no idea were it comes from. I have tried the creams, and the foams, and the bath salts etc. Seeing my dr. on friday to talk to him about why it feel like there are little tears up there. Would like to know about the pain could have 15 minutes after i eat or 2 to 3 hours later. Starting to feel the pain more and more when i drop on steriods.

You will have a normal bowel movement. I am on predisone and every time i get off that i just have to deal with diaherra. I get on the predisone in about 3 days i finally understand what it is like to be a normal person. Then there a days were it wont be diaherra but i can go 3-6 times a day. but better than 10-15 like before. took them about 1 year to actually find it and it got worse in less than a year.
Tricia anytime you need to talk email me. It is nice to hear other stories and to know that you are not alone.

diagnosed by biopsies on 9-11-07 but had ibs since i was 18 so they say. Sol medrol 10mg/8mg, pentasa 6 a day, and humira injections every other week. Gastritis as well,

stuckonyesterday
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow thanks to both of you! I'm so glad I found these forums...you can't really talk to other people about this. They don't get it if they don't have it, you know? I'm afraid to go out with friends or anything because sometimes if I eat something hot there's an immediate reaction. I'd be mortified to use a friend's bathroom and stain the bowl cause as I'm sure you know sometimes it's beyond not pretty =/ I just feel like now my whole life is centered around going to the bathroom. I'm really hoping this is just the flare up period and that at some point I'll just get to relieve myself like a normal person. I think the cream I've been prescribed for the burning butt is Ranbaxy...something like that. Sometimes after a bowel movement it burns so much I'm literally screaming. You know..you think you can get up and then sometimes you have to go right back. And you think....seriously my butt is gonna fall off or go on fire! And as far as the gas...well obviously it's not a pleasant smell for anyone but since my problems started it's really really bad and sometimes with the pain you just can't hold it back, you know? I'm gonna be so embarassed if I'm around people. I just need to find a way to get into a normal lifestyle with this. I wouldn't mind adapting to public bathrooms if that was the worst of it...but when you're like us you need a warm washcloth and some cream or else there's surely going to be a problem...and the skin tag doesn't help :(
Female. 18 years old. Symptoms began 8/1/07. CT Scan clear. Chest X-ray clear. Endoscopy on 12/1/07 showed some gastritis; colonoscopy on the same date showed Crohn's in the biopsy. Symptoms include: pain in the gut, mouth sores, excessive gas, a sore bum, anal skin tag, and a cough that's lasted for months. No menstrual cycle present since 7/17/07 (& am not sexually active). Am currently on: Asacol, Ferrous Sulfate, and Albuterol; am supposed to start Azithromycin and chewable Acidophilus; and Citrucel and/or Colace if constipation occurs.


FallColors
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2007 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Stuck! I have learned to travel prepared. I carry extra sanitary pads and a travel pack of flushable wet-wipes (which really are a God-send!) Some of the pain while going could be from fissures around the anus, which will heal over time. Another thing I often carry is Balmex. I find it really sooths the skin and helps sheld the skin from the wet "stuff" that can leak out (sorry to be so graffic). I used to get diaper rash (skin yeast infection) which really hurts and needs medication to cure it The Balmex calmed down my pissed-off skin. So really over time you will learn the tricks-of-the-trade" -- what you can't eat when you go out, and things to have handy that will help you handle every situation. This is easier for girls because we can carry a purse. I know things will improve for you over time so hang in there!!

stuckonyesterday
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 12/27/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhh I was thinking of some sort of wet wipes...are there a certain kind that are safe to use...down there? lol. That would be helpful cause I always have to clean anyway if I use a public bathroom--I had a uti once so now I don't take chances either way. Yes Balmex used to help me too...I've been using my prescription cream for now though. But I should carry both.
Female. 18 years old. Symptoms began 8/1/07. CT Scan clear. Chest X-ray clear. Endoscopy on 12/1/07 showed some gastritis; colonoscopy on the same date showed Crohn's in the biopsy. Symptoms include: pain in the gut, mouth sores, excessive gas, a sore bum, anal skin tag, and a cough that's lasted for months. No menstrual cycle present since 7/17/07 (& am not sexually active). Am currently on: Asacol, Ferrous Sulfate, and Albuterol; am supposed to start Azithromycin and chewable Acidophilus; and Citrucel and/or Colace if constipation occurs.

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