Before the colostomy, whenever I'd get ready to start my period, I would back up and be constipated for about 3-4 days before and then once I started my period, the flood-gates would open, so to speak, and I couldn't get off the toilet.
Now, hmm..I'm having my first cycle ever with my colostomy. Would that be the same? I think it might be. I ended up drinking some miralax on Monday because my stool seemed a bit too hard, and then it softened the next day and now I started my period today and I'm going to be changing bag #2 very soon for the day and it's not even 11am. I usually only change 1-3x per day and most days its 1 or 2, depending on when I changed the day before.
Thoughts? I know your cycle can affect your GI track..pretty normal, but I guess I'm wondering too if I need to drink miralax during those days before my period to ensure I don't get a blockage? I'm aroudn 20g of fiber a day and I try REALLY hard to get my 8 glasses of water along with other liquids...but I can't say I always get there, I would say I definitely get 6 a day.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old