I continued to have loose stools after my colon resection last year. The biggest problem for me didn't really seem to be the loose stools, but the GAS. There was just NO holding that crud back and I disgraced many of my poor panties trying to get to the bathroom before my butt 'blew' everything out.
The *thing* that I feel really helped to firm up my stools was using a pro-biotic, in addition to taking two Imodium caplets every 12hrs, when I took my probiotic. Align didn't do much for me, but Phillips' "Colon Health", 1 capsule every 12hrs worked very well for me.
Right now, I'm having The Big D moving through me like WATER. I *need* to slow things down and am contemplating upping my Imodium and Colon Health to every 8hrs, and possibly every 6hrs until I can get things slowed down.
Best of luck to you,
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. (asacol, hi-doses pred, colazol, 6MP=jaundice, remicade) No remission.
5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's.
Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and am remaining manageable with 2tabs Immodium and a probiotic capsule every 12hrs.