When my CD went into remission from Remicade, I found myself constipated. It was awful in the beginning because I had been having diarrhea for 25 years. The full abdominal feeling was very foreign to me. The "need" to go became all consuming.
My GI said it was time to begin adding fiber to my diet. He recommended a powdered fiber supplement that is not harsh like others - Benefiber or Fibersure are two brands I know of. He had me get stool softeners to use as I was slowly increasing my fiber intake. I was so backed up that I was also told to get a bottle of mag citrate and drink a quarter of it to get things moving. [Don't do this unless told to by your GI].
During the course of adding fiber to my diet, I did find that there were a few things that seemed to annoy by intestines and would cause me problems. Romaine lettuce is something I still cannot eat.
I hope you get some relief soon. I SO know what you are talking about
and it is miserable.
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