incessant D--help!

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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what to do. Yesterday was my best day in weeks. I had taken a xanax the night before and actually slept a few hours at a time. I was able to eat and I felt ok. But since 3:30am, I've had incessant D. I might as well just sit on the toilet. It's AWFUL. I've had 4 accidents and I'm so gurgly. I'm guessing I ate something bad. I can't take anymore codeine until tonight. Suggestions?
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08; cipro; supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron

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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you add a little Imodium in there? Sorry you are feeling so poopy literally and hope its just some bad food coming back to visit.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Gail. Imodium normally helps calm things down for. I start with a half tablet to see how it goes and increase if needed. I know most of us don't like to start any sort of prednisone bursts, but you might try asking your doctor if they think it might help. I can definitely understand if you're wanting to avoid it though!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 1/7/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the above posts, try some Imodium, it has been working for me these last few weeks. Hope you feel ok soon.

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   Posted 1/8/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been adding immodium between the codeine. Doesn't really help a lot but at least a little. This morning, I took 2 immodium at 3:30am and still poo'd every 20 mins or so until I took the codeine at 6:30. Was able to get to work--must have been divine intervention and all my prayer. This is rough. Thanks for the support. I really don't know what to do. Humira shot on Sunday should help--I guess.

Can't wait to talk to the surgeon Tuesday but scared.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08; cipro; supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron

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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you eat slightly overripe organic Bananas? These have helped when I have had very rapid transit time. Sounds silly, but sometimes it works wonders.
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 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!

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   Posted 1/9/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
This might sound crazy, but, unless you have a stricture, you might want to try a fibre supplement or even plain old fashioned oatmeal. Sometimes when we get into these hyperactive states, our bodies need a little bulk -- not roughage -- to slow things down. I remember after one of my surgeries I was having terrible problems and losing a lot of weight. The more I went to the bathroom the less fibre and roughage I dared to eat. I was relying on boost and juice and salmon and chicken and scrambled eggs. It all just made it worse until finally someone pointed out that the juice might actually be making the problem worse.

Just a thought.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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