Hi all. This is my first post here. You may call me Lily (not my real name
). I'm eighteen years old and in the process of being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. The doctors all strongly suspect that this is the cause of the symptoms that have plagued me for the better part of a year. After a very bad flare involving diarrhea that was mainly blood, the doctors began looking into Crohn's.
I tend to go through cycles of diarrhea and constipation, and right now I am in a "constipation" part of the cycle. My tummy is quite swollen and I am in pain and nauseous frequently. What is safe to use for constipation? I have senna, but it was three days after the last time I used the senna that the bloody diarrhea began last time. I managed to have a BM within 24 hours of taking the senna and then had diarrhea starting the day after that and moving on to the next day. Do you think that it was the stool softener that caused this or was it just horrible fluke? I want relief but I can't decide whether or not I want to use stool softeners. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Post Edited (littlegirlwithblueeyes) : 8/28/2008 11:09:19 PM (GMT-6)