Post Edited (Marsky) : 6/6/2009 6:31:39 PM (GMT-6)
Well I think you will find that bulking foods are different for everyone. Have you tried lomotil or imodium to slow your transit time down? Have you tried taking metamucil? If so mix it with only 1/2 cup of water, do not make it to directions on the can. Foods that slow things down for me are tortilla chips and popcorn. In fact anything with corn brings my digestion to a screeching halt. Things that make things move quicker are anything with sugar in it including fresh fruit. It's trial and error. Keep a food log and measure your transit time to get an idea of what works for you.
Thank you for all the replies. I've received several things to try that I haven't yet. I do take a half of an imodium before I eat anything but I'm going to increase it to a whole pill and I also take one fiber capsul but I'm going to change to metamucil. Also some good food ideas too.
I really appreciate all of your help. It's so comforting to know that I always have a place to go where people understand just what I'm talking about and can offer me sound advice.
Thank you; blessings and peace,
Wow, 1/2 of an imodium! That's like not taking anything!! You can take up to 8 per day and I would recommend that you increase your dosage to 2 pills after meals until you find the right balance.
Yes, she might have had motility issues that affected only her colon. Now without her colon and having food travel through her system in 15 minutes it seems that her motility issues are not affecting her small intestine. If she still had motility issues her transit time woudl be much slower.
Thank you for all of your help. Before the c diff infection I did have motility issues, if I took just a half of imodium I wouldn't go to the bathroom for a couple of days. But c diff is infectious colitis and causes severe diarrhea. My first bout left me severely dehydrated; I'm able to eat this time because the pain and diarrhea is somewhat under control but I'm looking to bulk up the stool. I have been following a low residue diet and I did increase my imodium to a whole tab before I eat ANYTHING, but the D continues. I know it's part of the c diff but would really like it to slow down to keep nourishments in my system. Have also been put on potassium because it's low but noticed that it's coming out undigested, will have to call tomorrow to get that changed.
I appreciate all of the suggestions and realize not to do everything at once. You guys are the best; thank you and I'll keep you updated.