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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
my feet dont touch the floor while typically in a sitting position with most chairs, toilets etc. even tho I have D all the time now post op I tend to have to sit there with a min of 15 min I usually wipe and get ready to get up only to be struck with another wave of D. My feet almost always fall asleep while sitting there. Sometimes it takes lots longer than others to regain feeling. Do many of you have to spend as much time as I in 1 sitting? do you have any pins and needle feelings occur and does it sometimes take forever toget the feeling back? any tips for preventing it since i already get up and off ASAP?
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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My feet touch the floor in a sitting position and most times, yes, they do fall asleep while on the toilet. I also have the wipe/D cycle that you's sooo annoying! Don't know of a solution to the tingles but you may try a padded toilet seat and see if that helps. I don't like them simply because if they get a tear in them, it's just another place for bacteria to hide.
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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
You are cutting off the circ to your lower legs.
Maybe you should get a small footstool or step you can put your feet on(so they touch that).
A padded toilet seat sounds not bad too!
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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, make sure you wiggle your ankles and toes around while you're sitting there, so you will increase blood flow to that area. That should help with the tinglies!
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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I agree with Sharann, I would get a small foot stool it may help you.
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I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
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   Posted 4/2/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I get that too, I just try to put my feet on a trash can (the ol knee to chest position) or change positions frequently. But the stool option is another good choice.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Pins and needles in either your hands/feet could be the first signs of irreversable nerve damage due to lack of B12, please see your doc and get your levels checked.

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