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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 9/2/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone :)
I'm a 20 year old with Crohns Colitis since the age of ten. I need a little bit of advice on concealment. I'm soon to be going on holiday with my boyfriend and am a little bit concerned.... Although I am in what you would call remission, I am certainly not symtpom free . However, life is good and I shouldn't complain. I have been experiencing off and on leaking during the night time and am dreading sleeping in bed with him. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't get messy but I have to wear a sanitary towel to keep clean. How on earth can I try and hide it from him? He does know about my disease but I haven't filled him in on the gorier details. And don't want to. I just wondered if there is any changes to my diet I could make that might stop this? Has anyone exprienced this before and been able to control it?
Thanks for any help

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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My only thought is could you use Immodium at night to avoid the leaking? Sorry I have never experienced it, and thats all I could think of. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 9/2/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Erm you could try calcium supplements? I find they help mop up a bit of excess (when I've had fatty food I can get an 'oil leak') but found some posts on the IBS forum about calcium supplements and they really helped me.
If you don't find a way to resolve it you could always wait until he's asleep before putting on the pad and then removing before he wakes up?

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   Posted 9/2/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have constant leakage because of a fistula. I use a folded 4x4 guaze sponge to catch the drainage. It rests right in my crack against my anus. If you used that, he wouldn't be able to see it, and it would still catch the drainage. I don't have any problem with it falling out either.
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