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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 3/13/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what's going on. I don't even know how to explain this..
When I frst got to the bathroom, early in the day, its normal.. after lunch, things get worse and I'll go to the bathroom about 5-7 through out the day and each BM seems to get less and less solid until it's just liquid. I told my doctor this and he put me on a seven day enema treatment and that didn't seem to help.. Does anyone have any insight onwhat this might be?
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.


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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 3/13/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure, but my guess would be that your nerves are playing a big part in what your small intestine and sphincter muscles are doing throughout the day. My best bowel movement of the day is always a morning one, and I've always assumed that the reason for that was that I was sleeping for hours prior to that bowel movement, so my body was calm and did what it needed to do. After I wake up and start my day - I'm moving around, my nerves are awake, I'm eating, etc. etc. All of this gives my body less of a chance to get the bowel movement formed, not to mention gravity working against me. I'm sure there is a much more scientific explanation that someone after me will articulate. Just know that you're not alone! I have the same trouble when I'm in a flare. I never really thought to get an official answer from the doc though. Best of luck to you, and like I said - I'm sure someone will be along soon with a more researched answer!
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered. :-)

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

~Marianne Williamson

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