Yes I have had serious constipation isssues and that can be very normal for Crohn's. Not all Crohn's involves D. Inflammation and especially strictures can cause C.
Acupuncture has helped me. Definitely try that. I have been going once a week. I also start every single day by eating 5-6 warm stewed prunes with a cup of hot tea. It really seems to help.
I have had better luck with this routine than laxatives or stool softeners.
To make the stewed prunes, I put the dried plums in a saucepan, cover them with apple cider and add a few strips of orange zest, bring to a simmer over low heat and let simmer GENTLY for about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit with the lid on while the plums continue to plump up. Store in the fridge and microwave a small serving for about 30 seconds to heat them up. (I think this makes them more effective. Cold foods can make the constipation worse I feel.)
They actually taste yummy.
Thanks everyone for helping. I have before gone gluten free and yes that makes a difference but somewhere down the road I goof up. I guess I feel so much better I eat whatever. I am so full and bloated right now and feeling just yucky! It seems the doctor's just don't care. I am really getting depressed. I am not overweight so it is obvious my abdomen is "full" and distended. I cannot fit into my jeans at this point.
People look at me funny when I tell them I have Crohn's yet I am constipated all the time. Amitiza makes me sick. Miralax does nothing but bloat me. Fiber pills do nothing at all as do the stool softners. I have had my gallbladder checked 4x and they see no stones. That runs in my family big time too. I see my GI who is of no help to my situation in a few weeks. I remember when I got diagnosed and I was in the bathroom all the time!! I had to be put on prednsione and was in the hospital for 2 months! Now 10 years later here I am can't even go to the bathroom more than once or twice a month. I don't get it. To make matters worse I just starte on Lyica for fibromyalgia and that constipates you. I give up!!