Post Edited (tbraz) : 3/8/2009 5:56:39 PM (GMT-6)
Have you tried the Metamucil Fiberwafers? They have been a miracle for me. I still have days where if I eat too much or snack too much where I get crampy and this will usually be followed by diarrhea, but otherwise these have made a huge difference for me. I eat one after every meal. They aren't bad, I think they are psyllium based and come in cinnamon or apple pie flavor. Questran didn't help me either. I do use Imodium, one half hour before breakfast and lunch, one just after those meals, and one either before or after dinner. Between the two, they have cut down on the acid burn and things, while not normal looking turds, are almost formed and my control issues are virtually gone. I am so sorry your surgery has left you in such misery. Do try the fiberwafers for a week or so and see what happens. My surgeon, before I tried them, said he didn't see why they would work as they act mostly in the large intestine and he was amazed when I told him what a difference they had made. Also, for the raw bottom, I have had better luck with cleansing the area with witch hazel pads (like Tucks or similar) and then applying Preparation H cream, but since the fiberwafers, that is almost a nonissue. Good luck.