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Jonsey
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   Posted 3/14/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has an ileostomy reversal 8 weeks ago. Since this time, his days are fine. He may have a few bm's during the day but not too many. Now at night, when he tries to sleep, he can't because he's having to go to the bathroom so often. He isn't having diarrhea but frequent regular movements so much he is deprived of sleep. His doctor has him taking Imodium AD and Metamucil during the day which has helped with the firming, etc. Is there a diet that will help this? Do any of you have any suggestions? Why does it just happen when he lays down? Thanks for your time.

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
well i dont have a jpouch, but i know that when my ileo is slow or i have gas or whatever i lay on my left side, that gets stuff moving again.
Can he take the immodium before bed?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Jonsey
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   Posted 3/15/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
He has tried the Imodium before bed but that hasn't help but thanks for your suggestion. Yesterday, he tried 5 or 6 smaller meals rather than 3 normal meals and he had a good night last night. He was only up twice and as he says, "I can live with that". He slept and slept good in between those times. Now we're going to try switching his larger meal to lunch and having his lighter meal at supper. Hopefully that will be the solution. Thanks for your time.
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