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ExJohnson
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Friends, Happy Easter,
 
I started naltrexone about six weeks ago, so far so good, stool finally became solid.  Now I have these bleedin' hemorrhoids shocked (I'm not Scottish) and I'm doing sitz baths and witch hazel pads.  Seems to be helping.
 
Anywards, I read this article http://www.toilet-related-ailments.com/crohns-disease.html and like any other it has the "cure" for Crohn's.  Got me interested, since I've wanted a squatting toilet for a few years now.  I know biologically we were designed to eliminate that way, but I had never seen anything quite so connected to Crohn's.
 
Anyone got any experience with it?
 
ExJohnson
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
I'm DONE (D-O-N-E, DONE!!!) with immuno-suppressants.  Tremble, yee Pharmacuetical companies, for you will not withstand the aggressive onslaught of our healing!
new prescription from natural doc,
3.5 grams Chlorella daily.
4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone nightly. 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Never tried it but wrote here once about the theory that squatting is better than sitting. I've never really tried it to see the difference.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


ExJohnson
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, there's been a lot of research I've done on it, but that article I posted was the most intensive Crohn's peice I'd seen. It'd be an investment of about 170 bucks, there's a guy in SC that makes em. That's money, but about the same as a copay for most of my doc visits. If it helps me 5%, 10%, than I would think that makes it worth it.

I love my sister, but she doesn't know anything about Crohn's. I was explaining to her about detoxing, and she said "My friend says if you poop, you are detoxing." So I said "So if you poop normally, you're detoxing?" She says yep. So I said "And what exactly do you think Crohn's is?"
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
I'm DONE (D-O-N-E, DONE!!!) with immuno-suppressants.  Tremble, yee Pharmacuetical companies, for you will not withstand the aggressive onslaught of our healing!
new prescription from natural doc,
3.5 grams Chlorella daily.
4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone nightly. 


MAG102886
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Excuse my TMI, but when Im flaring and crapping constantly, I almost ALWAYS feel the urge to go while Im in the shower...and theres no way Im going to jump out and be freezing on the can, so I squat and do what I need to do. (havent had a drain clog yet-its always liquid anyways. *crosses fingers*)  But anyways, I always feel like Im going to poop out my intestines when Im squatting rather then sitting.  It just feels like a ton of pressure pushing down, rather then me putting the pressure while Im sitting.  Who knows, but I prefer sitting, D takes so much engery out of me anyways, I dont know if Id be able to get up from squatting all the time haha.

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

aoccc
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   Posted 4/12/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
remember when grandpa used a shoe horn? Well every good thing comes back in style!
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)


pix
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
puleeze don't make a link between shoehorns and Crohn's........

ExJohnson
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Just got an email from my doctor saying that in all his research it was the most natural way to eliminate.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
I'm DONE (D-O-N-E, DONE!!!) with immuno-suppressants.  Tremble, yee Pharmacuetical companies, for you will not withstand the aggressive onslaught of our healing!
new prescription from natural doc,
3.5 grams Chlorella daily.
4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone nightly. 


PSA
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   Posted 4/15/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
That's what my doctor had told me once when I was having severe blockage.

Now I feel, why in our country, we still have squatting toilets in the apartments built by the government agencies and even at airports. By using squatting toilets your joints also remain strong plus you don't get a big tummy - you remain fit and fine.

Sorry I can't use it because of my incisional hernia, but would suggest others as it is more hygeneic too.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
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PSA
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   Posted 4/15/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
We still have this kind of toilet system in most parts of the country (India). That is why most villagers and people from country side are more healthy compared to urbanites.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Miss_82
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   Posted 4/15/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi PSA.Delhi,

I'm from India too but i live in Montreal.

I always wondered why we still had those squatting toilets. Now i get it lol

I never actually thought about it but it all seems to make sense now. However, I doubt it that i'd ever buy one of those...
26 years old
CD for 20 years
Bowel resection in Dec. 2006
Pentasa 4000mg
Entocort 6mg


snohare
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   Posted 4/15/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course the disadvantage is that if you are at all overweight or under-energised, getting up from a squatting position can be harder, particularly after half an hour of diarrhoea. Me, I am a lazy man. When I know it is going to be a long day, I sit with my feet up on a box or a big book in front of me....even a little change makes such a difference ! yeah
idea And it's the only good reason I can think of to keep old shopping catalogues that have twelve hundred pages. wink

Becky77
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   Posted 4/15/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Never heard of squatting toilets...gee, you learn something new everyday!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


Sniper
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Does this toilet come with a lift. Just as Snohare points out, 30 minutes in that position for me would mean agony, plus I would never be able to rise again. As a famous football coach once said,,"the knees, always the knees" !!
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


onthecan
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
bar77 said...
Never heard of squatting toilets...gee, you learn something new everyday!

tongue Hi Bar77 its Jenn i'm glad you said something first about the toilets cause i was scared to post a resonse i have no idea about these squatting toilets i never heard of them before so i guess i learned something myself today. I don't want to sound stupid but i still don't understand about these toilets can someone explain the differance between regular toilets and these squatting toilets i'm so confused but if there is a better can out there i'm in sign me up were do i get one of these i live in Nova Scotia do they have them here or just in india? Confused onthecan AKA Jenn smilewinkgrin

Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


Sniper
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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
onthecan, basically, a toilet is a raised hole in the floor, a squatting toilet is a hole in the floor.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


onthecan
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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  Sniper said...
onthecan, basically, a toilet is a raised hole in the floor, a squatting toilet is a hole in the floor.

smilewinkgrin Thanks for clearing that up for me Sniper...Your Friend Jenn yeah

Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I think they sell platforms to put along a regular western toilet so that you can squat instead of sit when you use it. Some eastern toilets are "squat pots." They are porcelin like a toilet but holes in the ground that flush.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


yellowfin43
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I never thought I would say this but having an ostomy (I have one) sounds much easier and comfortable than all that pain and pressure and urgency and accidents I read about on here. I've had mine for 15 years now and I can poop while laying on the sofa watching "Rescue Me" and nobody knows the difference. Other than having my swimming trunks hiked up alittle higher than I used to while I'm at the pool, my lifestyle hasn't changed at all. In fact it's improved. Hope you all go into remission for the rest of your lives!!! Best wishes, Tony
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade, B-12 injections and iron. Feeling much better!
God Bless. Tony


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I first heard about squat toilets when Bejing was preparing for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/23716466/

It looks very similar to 'squatting in the woods', but in my home...I sometimes have *seconds* to get to the toilet. There are times I don't even get my clothing down before it's coming out. There are times I am *just barely* able to hold it all in and as I am lowering myself to the seat, my body cannot hold it back any longer and it explodes out. If I had to try to control myself to lower even lower than just to a seat...I'm sure I'd be having much, MUCH, bigger messes to clean in the bathroom besides just occasionally the toilet seat and lid, which get the once-in-a-while splash.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.

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