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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/24/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had Crohn's since I was 17, now I am age 26...ever since I was diagnosed I have had one main complaint-->everytime I eat or drink something, I would be straight to the bathroom..sometimes totaling 27 times a day at my worst, this included getting up in the middle of the night too<-- buuuut, lately my Crohns' appears to be in remission and I am having the opposite problem...I will sometimes go a week to ten days without having a bowl movement...this cannot be good...I feel bloated ALL THE TIME...and I can't stand to eat anything more to add to the problem...has anyone else out there had this issue?

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/24/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
First off welcome to Healingwell. There are alot of great people here. I suffer with C alot and take stool softners nightly to keep things moving. They work great for me.
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
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 6/24/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, absolutely take stool softeners. I can't say I have every gone frequent, most being 5 times in a day. I take an Iron Supplement, so to combat that stopping me up I take a stool softener, like Dulcolax or something. I take the iron and stool softener at dinner. I go once a day. Before the stool softener, I wouldn't go for days.

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/24/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you for the warm welcome...
I have tried to take stool softeners, but they usually dont work...I am really picky with what I eat cause I am paranoid it will give me issues, so most of what I consume is fruit and veggies, salads...and to snack I eat chips and queso---not good Im sure...after seeing this as a problem for quite some time my GI suggested that I take a light laxative only in worst case scenerios...and sometimes those dont even help...Im so fed up with this feeling, Ive been assured that there isnt a bowel obstruction of any kind...I am hoping there is some other kind of method I can try before being scoped again...

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 6/24/2008 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Could be a sign of bowel (partial) obstruction.  Do you have a stricture in your bowel?

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.

Elite Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 6/24/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
MY GI told me to take fibre supplements daily as I had issues with D and C, this has helped tremendously with that issue as well as no more bloating or excessive gas and I can even tolerate eating fibreous foods with no gas or bloating or any other issues...he told me to take it daily for the rest of my life (it's been 5yrs now straight and it's been very helpful for my crohn's and IBS).

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 6/25/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI has me use Mirlax when C. Start off with a half dose every other day. if that doesn't work go to a full dose every other day, etc until you find what keeps you regular. Also on hyoscyamine as needed for the pain and bloating.
want_2_be_well AKA Mel
32 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had been ill off and on for over 10 years.
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.
CD Meds: Remicade every 8 weeks, Imuran 50 mg, Pentasa

Mark Mac
Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 6/25/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had good luck with probiotics (acidophiilus, lactobacillus, etc.), but I recently was given a fiber supplement called Fibromin, and that was the best. Unfortunately, it seems to be a hard to find supplement. Still working on that one. On a cheaper and more natural note, I find that oatmeal is easy to digest, and helps keep me regular now that I am on Humira, and have the D only rarely. Good luck with things.
28, male, diagnosed CD in 93'. Currently taking Humira, and darvoset for pain. Also getting acupuncture and chinese herbs as well as a massage when I can afford it. 107 lb

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"

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