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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont normally deal with this as I am a Crohnnie who has lots of D normally...but for those of you that have C, my question is--do you ever get hemmies and if you do how do you have a bowel movement with hemmies if you have to strain or push? I know TMI, but Im curious, is it excruciating?

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.

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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi.I mostly have trapped gas(pressure) in the colon.It is a form of constipation.

Instead of straining,i often use suppositories.In fact,i just bougth a 100 suppo. box.

Hope this help.
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/20/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I usually turn to salofak and docusate one is a laxitive and one is a softener. I have gone from D to C over the last couple of months, and i get Hemmies all the time it seems. They are very painful and when i start to get Hemmies that's when i'll start to use the pills. it gives them (hemmies) a chance to heal a little.
Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....Gastritis 04-'08....IBD(undetermined) 04-'07
Nortriptilyne - Fibro/CFS,  Pantoloc- Gastritis,  Asacol & Buscopan- IBD,
Diazepam, demerol, codiene, tramacet for pain
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   Posted 6/20/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I use stool softners every night to keep things moving.  I do have hemi's but the only time lately they have bothered me was the last time I had a c-scope.  Dr skills sucked and really irritated them.  The stool softners help me not to have to strain.  Draws water to the stool to soften them and help them pass easier.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/20/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, what do you use? Something like Colace?
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 20mg prednisone.  Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 207
   Posted 6/20/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are going through this. I try not to use suppositories unless very necessary but from time to time I have use Senna tablets or name brand Senakot, it is natural and less invasive. Hope you feel better soon.
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