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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Just curious....does anyone else have a terrible time with BMs in the morning?

I go the bathroom an average of 5 times in the morning within a period of 2 hours give or take. I feel so horrible afterwards I just want to go back to bed. On a good day I may have 1 other BM usually towards evening on a bad day I have several throughout day but never as many in a short period of time as I do in the morning. My GI says this is a common issue for IBDers but does anyone know why??

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   Posted 7/1/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems to be the nature of the beast for the majority, I've always meant to ask my GI about it specifically as many have their theories on the matter...assuming that the bowesl "wake up" in the am as we do, but I doubt that's all there is to it cuz before I got sick I never used to have to use the toilet to poop when I first woke up.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 7/2/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My morning ritual is To go 15 minutes after I'm up, and usually one more time around 7 P.M.
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   Posted 7/2/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   

I too go many times in the morning. Usually as soon as a I get out of bed then 2/3 more times in the next hour/two hours. Im sort of used to it now. I dont have much time to get to the loo, and get pain if I dont go but I have to say that other that that I feel ok.

I always want to go more the more I move - walking always causes me problems

Diagnosed 2005.
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 injections, asacol

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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm the same way littlemissmuffet. As soon as I wake up and get out of bed I have to go and it carries on that way for the next 2 hours. By the time I get to work I feel like I have been run over by a truck. Ugh.

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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, as soon as I wake up my body starts telling me to go the BR. It takes me the first 1/2 hour to get past it. I always have to wake up a little earlier for work to get thru my morning BR issues.
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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
My worst time is always in the morning. I used to get up two hours early just to get in all the bathroom visits. I would get so drained after that it was hard to get to work. My average would be 5 trips in the morning too! I do wonder why.

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   Posted 7/2/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
it was explained to me that when you go to sleep so dose your digestive system (thats why your not to eat before bed). when we wake up so do our bowls. made a fair amount of sense to me but now i wake up 1-2 times a night from a dead sleep and have to rush. i think there is some truth to it but if thats the case why am i waking at 4:30am???
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next

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   Posted 7/2/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Me, too. My mornings are usually hell. If I go someplace, I may wind up getting trapped there for 30-90 minutes, running in and out of the bathroom. I'm a little better in the afternoon, usually, but then have a few more sessions in the evening, right after I eat. And you're all right--after several trips to the bathroom, you definitely feel as if you've been hit by a semi.

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   Posted 7/2/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that I do my worst amount of snacking at night in front of the TV. It now takes a few hours for my bad food choices to hit me. (Before I was diagnosed it was within about an hour!) When I wake up and need to rush to the restroom I know I shouldn't have picked the icecream as my desert choice the night prior! Also, our digestive system is working so when we wake up its all kind of built up. I know there are mornings when I think "guess I didnt get it all out the first time."(or second or third time). I think it takes time for it all to work its way out. A lot of my morning BM's depend on what I eat for dinner and later in the night.
23yr old Female. Diagnosed December of 2008 after 2.5 years of CD symptoms. 
Currently on Pentaza 2pills 4X daily.  Also a Multi-vitamin. Recently put BACK on Entocourt...
Started Remicade 6/1/09, Two treatments in, praying I continue to feel better.
Multiple back problems that are worse when flairs...Deteriorating disks, Scoliosis, and Arthritis.
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