Crohn's Constipation

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/16/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone else suffers from constipation with Crohn's.  For years I constantly had D however in the last couple of years it has changed to constipation.  My Dr. stated to take Milk of Magnesium which I do occassionally however I don't want to become dependent on it.  I feel nausated, false urges and over all not well.  I feel better being able to go the washroom every day.  Do any of you have any suggestions on how to deal with constipation?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 9/16/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   

I suffer from constipation with my Chrons. Since getting things under control it is a lot better but still there and during a flare it is horrendous. Its hard to explain too as people think you either have C or D but not the case. You are C and the amount of build up can be huge then when you finally are able to go it is D.

Unfortunatley the only thing that has helped bring some releif for me especially when in flare is a microlax enima and I have tried many things. I do make sure to drink plenty of water and I also squeeze a lemon with warm water and a dash of apple cidar vinegar to drink every morning.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1250
   Posted 9/17/2008 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I take a capful of Miralax every day. It has worked wonders for me.
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 11mg/day, Miralax daily, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/17/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I use stool softners everynight. I have done this for quite awhile. It helps to keep things soft and easier to pass. Good luck!
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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