When will the D stop

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   Posted 5/6/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had two remi treatments and I have less pain and more energy already. I have been on Pred for three months and I am starting my taper. I have noticed an increase in D since the remi, but before I started my Pred taper. Is this normal and will it ever go away? I am running and I mean running to the restroom almost every hour. I am tired, my bum is sore, and I want a break. I even took immodium ad advanced and it didn't do a thing. My dr is so sweet and gave me tons of bum cream and suppositories (I love this disease) and I am still running to the bathroom. Any advice???? I am excited about the pain going away and I am excited to have more energy, but I feel like once you get one symptom figured out another appears worse and in full force. Thanks for listening and please let me know what you do for the lovely D.
27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Lexapro 20 mg/day, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 9 months.  

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   Posted 5/7/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi kgirlie,

Sorry you are having so much trouble starting the remi. I don't know anything about it . . . but you might try adding some fiber to your diet. Fiber helps C and D and will absorb the liquid in your gut to help control the D. Start slow so your body can get used to it. Some here take fiber supplements in many forms.

Also . . . wet wipes are very soothing in the bathroom. Use after every bm and make sure you don't flush them unless they the flushable type. But this helps the soreness a lot. Then apply the cream.

I hope this helps.


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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Another tip is to pat dry vs wipe. That will help the sore bum some too. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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 5/9/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I find a great relief after the pat and wipe... I use Zinc cream, it works and protects you, the next time you have BM.... you get it in the grocery stores or Drug stores in the baby section, try to get unscented, if you.  The big D is bad enough to deal with....

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   Posted 5/9/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm in the same boat with the D, day 5 of pred, and it's awful. I'm using A&D on my bottom. It helps, but when your going this often you just keep wiping it off before it can help much. I'm considering going back to what I was doing after my fistula surgery. Using a gentle spray bottle to clean down there. The patting doesn't work for me, can't seem to get clean enough when I go that route.

Hope we both start feeling better soon!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Predisone 40mg, and Asacol.

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