motility issues new to me-anyone else?

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   Posted 11/11/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I spend so much time going to the bathroom with d I never would think I would end up with motility issues.  My dr had me do two days of preps with Miralax to clear out my FULL colon.  What in the world.  I've spent today in the bathroom and have an appt. tomorrow for a SBFT.  The doctor is wanting to rule out a fistula from small bowel to colon as part of the reason for constant d.  I've also developed motility issues with my stomach (gastropeurisis) and dr has me taking reglan with every meal.  I was throwing up yesterdays food the next morning.  This is all new to my disease and really quite baffling!  How can someone go to the bathroom so much and still be at risk for fecal impaction?  I guess I'll wait for results from SBFT, just thought I'd check with ya'll and see if anyone has any thoughts.
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diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)

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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimmy good luck tomorrow. lol gail
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   Posted 11/11/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I was extremely impacted and was having 3-5 liquid BMs per day. Basically there was lots of hard, dry stool in the rectum backed up quite a way. The diarrhea was going around the impacted feces and coming out. I only realized there was a problem because I suddenly felt like I was sitting on a large Idaho potato at all times. My impaction was caused by a new medication known for causing constipation. However, since I was still going several times a day I didn't realize there was a problem until it was quite acute.
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   Posted 11/11/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have had a similar thing happen: a huge impaction (the registrar boggled when he saw the x-ray) that eventually caused me to be hospitalised for a week. I was in tremendous pain for weeks beforehand but didn't even think that it could be an impaction because, like you, I had constant, chronic d.

You're not alone in being baffled! This whole disease is quite baffling at times.

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   Posted 11/12/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I think motility issues are a problem with crohns.
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