Can any one help (or relate?)
After an acute Crohn's flare and hospitalization, I was put on 60 then 55 mg prednisone which as caused me to formed stools. For six years, I've had unformed stools, so my body basically doesn't know how to have a formed stool ... I have to manually help myself as my pelvic floor is a bit 'lost' if that makes sense. So, I think combined with this straining along with the thinning of the skin with the prednisone (this is what the help nurse told me) I have a very painful thrombosed hemorroid.
I see the surgeon tomorrow. Problem is I don't know what to eat ... I've tried to up the fiber (starting first with cooked, soluable fiber) which helped some ... and then tried insoluable - raw veggies and even popcorn. The latter I can't tolerate ever, but it helped me bulk up my stool. Problem is that I have abdominal pain and a very distended belly. So, I'm at a loss as how to bulk up my stool, what to eat, etc. Last night I drank a bunch of prune juice but no stool yet this morning.
I appreciate the fact that we can all talk about this stuff as there is NO ONE else I'd even try to talk about this ... HELP!
Diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera Imuran (6MP) kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - put back on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosis hemorrhoid.