Recently my GI placed me on iron pills due to my bloodwork results. In the past I had to use Slow-Fe the slow release iron due to C. Since my surgeries C has not been my issue. The frequency I am having D/loose BMs has gone down. The BMs dont have that urgency but I feel really bloated until I go and sometimes I have to push like I am C but all loose stool comes out. The first BM of the day seems to take the most effort. After dinner I feel the worst bloat wise, I tend not to have another BM until the next day either late morning or early afternoon. I even took a total of 2 colace (the ones with the laxative since my cramping was so bad last night) and only went 2 times after that (I had been going 3 times a day or more). I understand the frequency that I go may lessen but how do I get rid of this bloated feeling? As of tonight I just rmoved my last fentanyl patch, I have used a few dilaudid in the past 2 days.
My meds are as follows
Pentasa 3g/day Diladid (prn)
Neurontin 3 pills /day Singulair 10mg/day (bedtime)
Prenatal vitamin (in the am) Amatryptaline(sp?) 75mg (bedtime)
Vitamin B6 (in am) Tizanadine 8mg (bedtime)
Zinc (in am) Benadryl 50mg (bedtime plus prn @ daytime)
Iron 65mg (in am)
Birth Control (bedtime)
Tylenol PM (prn...yeah I know its benadryl that makes u sleep )
Metamucil capsules (I had been taking one, 2 days ago I changed it to 2 at bedtime...could
that be my problem? prior to surgery I was taking 5 at bedtime)
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987