goodness, i need to stop this diarrhea! i've been going to the bathroom so much for so long - i am feeling defeated!!!
i used to take loperimide [imodium] like 4 pills every meal but since i've been on the remicade i have stopped taking it. (advice from GI)
it wasn't really working for me anymore anyways cause i was on it for so long - like 8 yrs.
i am currently trying the cholestryramine but i have a hard time drinking it and it makes me feel bloated.
i have started taking it in smaller doses throughout the day with juice - crystal light. its okay, but i am not sure if it is really working.
The only saviour i have is a med called EMTEC. and the key ingredient is CODINE which slows the BM's and it works really well for me.
It also takes away the pain - kinda like tylenol 3 but without the caffine.
I have been taking it for several yrs. now. Lately i have been taking about
2 pills a day. for sure one at bed time.
I am slated for a bone density exam & a CT Scan on the 22nd and a Sigmoid on the 29th. Knife like pain is still there in my rectum quite often.
Hoping its nothing too serious, wish me luck!(And yes I also think Kane West is a jerk for doing what he did to Taylor Swift! Whoever wins a huge award like that wins it because of their hard work & dedication and their loyalty to their fans and in turn they deserve to be recognized. He did apologize .... but he still sucks!)
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.