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73monte
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   Posted 3/15/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has never really had diareah, but usually gets bouts of constipation. I was wondering if anyone knows if constipation can cause any problems in itself, or have any adverse effects on an area affected by Crohn's? Her usual pattern is every other day, but quite often only every third day. Occassionally, she won't go for a week. I don't like to give her anything for it, only occassionaly Senekot. I'm also wondering if she should eat more fiber, which she hardly has any of.
 
Thanks, Tom.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I would really talk to your GI about this. I never had D but always had C until I had my surgeries. It is a different story now. I am now on a low fiber diet because the normal scaring casued by the fiber can be a place the disease will manifest itself later.
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   Posted 3/15/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Fiber can actually cause scarring? Any fiber in particular?
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira. 22.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Mar1anneC
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   Posted 3/15/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I get a lot of C. I go back and forth between not going and then get D. It's painful. Sort of how it goes for me I guess. My gastro said some people are effected that way. When I am constipated and stuff is pushing on my sore spots - that's the ouch.

Nanners
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Tom why not give her something to help relieve the constipation? That makes no sense to me. I suffer with constipation alot. I have told you on multiple occasions that I use stool softers to help me. They are not laxatives. They just help to soften the stool to make it easier to pass. If I didn't take these I would be in a world of hurt. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Wonderwen
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me to use Mirilax for C. He said it is a very safe drug and that I could use it daily.

westat
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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Tom,
after my surgery while I was taking narcs I had problems with C for a while. My GI and surgeon both reccommended Senekot. It is very safe to use daily. You can get it with or without a mild laxative. So just use the one without a laxative. A stool softener is not addicitve or anything and is a neccessity for some. She must be very uncomfortable only going every 3 days. I get uncomfortable if on the rare occassion I don't go for a day.

Tanya
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 10 mg prednisone, Imuran, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair


want_2_be_well
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Miralax is what I use, I didn't listen to the dr's and use it daily before and now have the side effects from where I have torn from pushing too much and have scar tissue built up in my rectum area making it even harder to go. I agree with Nanners, the Dr's told me that I need Miralax to soften the stool and it is safe and suggested, ask your Dr's daughter about it.
want_2_be_well
33 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had suffered long before 2006.
CD Meds: Remicade every 7 weeks & Imuran 50 mg,
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.
  
 


73monte
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I think we'll give the Senekot a try tonight. Although it doesn't seem to always work. I will discuss stool softeners with the GI at our next appt. at the end of April.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


Nanners
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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Stool softners sometimes a can take few days to work, so don't give up after 1 day. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Trigirl
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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My advice is up there with what Nanners said. I have them both but I'd much rather have D than C if one gets to pick these things. Stool softeners actually have taken away the D times too, and hey things seem better b/c of that.

gachrons
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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tom I don't have constipation now and don't eat much fruit except banana's .I tried putting a can of pears in the blender today and whipped them up good and beleave me things are getting cleaned out today ... so maybe just whipping up some fruit once in awhile will help I am not sure but might be worth a try as it is a liquid it passes good in the digestive system... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


malakai
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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I take miralax daily also and it really seems to help me. I work in a hospital and one of the Pediatrician doctors overheard me complaining to a nurse about constantly going between C and D and he said that being regular even if it means taking this is better for my colon. I figure if a lil kid can take it I can.... oh BTW, I have been doing this for over a year and it's been a lifesaver.
Newbie - 37 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 2x day
Imuran 50MG 2 x day
Lamictal 200 MG/day for bioloar II
flared 02/04/2009 - on evil pred.  finally at 20mg and going down!


73monte
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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   

As I indicated, she's going to take the Senekot tonight and see. I looked up Miralax, and the it's directed for 17 years of age and older. Under that, it should be directed by a Physician. 

She did have a BM today, but it wasn't much, and what concerns me is that it was pencil thin. I hope that isn't an indication of any problems starting again, especially so soon after the nightmare ride we were on.

Tom.


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


73monte
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   

She did take 2 Senekot last night, but it didn't really work very well. She did have a small BM though, but still has a full feeling. She's only used it a couple of times, so don't have much experience with it. Should she take it for a few nights, or should it have worked with just one dose?

Tom.  


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


westat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Tom,
stool softeners usually take a couple of days atleast to really work. Some people have to take them everyday to help them. If you want a faster response get the Senekot-S. It has a mild laxative in it. Not harsh like exlax or something.

Tanya
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 10 mg prednisone, Imuran, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair


73monte
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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Tanya,

I was going to get her the Senekot-S, tomorrow if this dose doesn't resolve anything. I believe the Senekot-S, is laxative plus softener. I'm wondering how many days she should keep taking this if she doesn't get a good result. 

Tom.


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


westat
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
My pharmacist told me the Senekot - S should only be taken for a few days at a time. The regular Senekot that is just a softener can be taken on a more long term basis, but should be discussed with a dr if for more than a couple of weeks.

Tanya
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: now on 10 mg prednisone, Imuran, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair


prof
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a question about Miralax.  I have read it is safe to use daily but does it mess up your colon like using stimulant laxaxtives do?  Exlax makes your colon appear all black when the doctors scope you..  Woudl miralax do the same thing?  I hear it is safe to use daily. I need to keep my stookd soft due to a prolapse.  prof


Nanners
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard you can take Miralax everyday. I have taken stool softners DAILY for years without any problems. If I didn't I would really be hurting. If I am having a bad gut day, I don't take them for a night or two and things quickly go back to normal. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

73monte
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   Posted 3/18/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Well I guess the Senekot worked to some degree. My daughter had a large and normal BM this afternoon. She did increase her fiber for the last couple of days as well. Normally, she hardly eats any. We'll have to see if she goes normally over the next week, but if not I won't hesitate to get more Senekot rather than let it go on too long. 

Thanks, Tom. 


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


gachrons
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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad things have worked out for her Tom.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
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Nanners
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad things are moving again for her. I know I feel sick to my stomach alot when things get too slow, thats why I prevent it by taking my stool softners daily. Hope things continue moving for her.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

carmen
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   Posted 3/19/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   

You can try psyllium fiber, either Metamucil, or I buy the health food store psyllium , the very fine ground up one.

It is cheaper and it does not container anything except the psyllium. The easiest way to take it. Put one full rounded

teaspoon , in  just half a glass of  favourite juice, stir and gulp down quickly before it thickens. And then chase

with somemore juice. This is how my gastro told me to take it. I have been doing it on and off for years this way.

If you put it in a full glass , by the time you get to the bottom of it , it has already thickened, and for a young

teen , it would be kinda hard to drink. This is very safe to take everyday, they actually promote it in certain

cereals. If you buy the metamucil one, don't buy the one with aspartame, it may aggravate the situation.

Thanks

Carmen


73monte
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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Carmen,

Thanks for the suggestions. The ones that know me here might remember some of my posts refering to my daughters stubborn taste buds. While your suggestions sound good, my daughter would likely not go for anything that has taste issues. She absolutely gags at anything thats off to her.

Tom.


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.

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