Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 2/23/2008 8:06:27 AM (GMT-7)
thank you for your post there -
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 2/23/2008 7:13:25 AM (GMT-7)
Miralax was mentioned, does it come in a tablet form or just a powder or crystals that must be mixed with juice. My hubby has Crohn's and he has the C although originally he had years of D. He also has a stricture which could be part of the cause of the C.
Thanks for any responses. I appreciate them and Bertie, this group know more about this topic then any site I have ever visited so keep on posting.
debbikay Crohn's, Gerd, Migraines, ADD, Anxiety & Depression - Sulfasalazine, Nexium, Lexapro,Topamax, Adderallxr
Hi! Welcome! I was diagnosed with Crohn's this August and had the same problem until a month ago when I started taking Miralax on a regular basis. At first I just took it when I got constipated but I was soo miserable. A nurse at my work said that I need to regulate myself so I started drinking 1 capful of miralax, sometimes that isn't enough so the next day I'll do a cap and a half and that seems to do the trick. So that is what I have been doing and it seems to be working great.
Hope you find your happy medium.
I also have the constipation, sometimes followed by D just like you described. I have been scoped repeatedly, no strictures or other mechanical problems.
I use magnesium when I even think I'm getting backed up. It's much cheaper than other OTC's. There are many forms of magnesium so you'd need to experiment with the dosage. Always check with your doctor before adding something new to make sure there's no conflict with other meds.
I've found that 4 prunes every night for a snack help also. Every once in a while, I'll make a large batch of chocolate covered prunes and savor a few every night. Anything covered with chocolate tastes better! If you don't like prunes, try the lemon or orange essence types. They aren't as pruny.