Help on crohns..

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 1/19/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so i have crohns and constipation... While i have metamucil it helps a little, i recently had a blood test and it says that my crohns isnt "active".... yet i am still always constipated? Is it meant to work like that, what actually happens when crohns is active?

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   Posted 1/19/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had Crohns for almost 35 years and I suffer with more c than d. I take stool softners nightly in order to keep things soft and easier to pass. I happen to have what they call the stricturing type of Crohns. I have already had two resections due to blockages. For me when or if I flare is generally a sign that I have developed another stricture. Not sure if that is the same for everyone who suffers with C, but that is what it does to me. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 1/19/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your response, Nanners.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had crohns for about 8 years and have only ever had soft watery stools
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