How many times do you normally have a BM each day?

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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
How many times do you normally have a BM each day? I ask because when I told my GI how many times I go, he told me to use Immodium AD. I usually go in the morning once, and then maybe another time if I eat more than usual.
26m - Dx January 2005
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg

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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
thats is about how many times i go 1 or 2 sometimes 3 ... humm i wounder why he told you to use immodium ??
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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
What is even more odd is that he told me to use 4 pills a day! lol. I did not act on his advice.
26m - Dx January 2005
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg

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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I go 1 or 2 times a day. My doctor says I'm doing fine! You have to go with your gut sometimes!!!
age 41,diagnosed with CD in 11/07, Rx Pentasa 4000mg and Remicade.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I can go from 5 - 20+ a day. After about the 5th time I will use Imodium.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, now keep in mind that i have bile salt issues and refuse to take the Questran because I don't like the side effects. But before I started taking Xifaxan my typical day was about 12 to 15, a bad day was 20 times. I'm down to 5 or 6 and thinking that's pretty good. My doctor also told me I could take Immodium and that I could take up to 8 a day.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 1/26/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Before Remicade: anywhere from 2 to 8 a day.

After Remicade: 1 or 2 (usually 2) and like clockwork.
Type I Diabetes- 29 yrs. (MiniMed Insulin Pump)
Celiac Disease- 8 yrs.
Crohn's Disease- (Nov. '06)
Remicade (First Infusion 11/3/08) yeah

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   Posted 1/26/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
sometimes I don't have a bm at all and sometimes as much as 6-8.
Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril

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   Posted 1/26/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm around 4 or 5 even with medication.
22 Female, currently on MTX. Previously on Imuran, Remicade, Pentasa, etc. Ileocolic resection in 2006.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Five or six, even on Rem or Humira.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
5-8. Most of them are in the morning...usually about four and then the rest after I try to go to bed...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 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 1/26/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
3-5 lately, but then sometimes I might not go for 3-4 days, so who knows! No rhyme or reason anymore.....
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   Posted 1/26/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
right now mornings are by far the worst- urgency 5-6 times....actual poops maybe of the day maybe 2-3. when i'm feeling good it's typcally 1 in the am...maybe 1 more during the day.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My normal is 2-3, same times of the day. But at the moment I'm having troubles so it's quite a bit more, I too have a worse time in the mornings and after I try to go to sleep. Coincidence?

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   Posted 1/27/2009 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
about 4 or 5 usually (more at the moment because I'm in a flare). But I've had a resection.
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Sept 05 aged 24

Resection in Nov 06

Currently taking 125mg azathioprine, 40mg prednisolone, multivitamin, probiotics and omega 3
Previously taken Entocort, Flagyl, Cipro, Pentasa

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   Posted 1/27/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
sometimes as many as 10-12- usually in the am. usually 4-6.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
for me... it's like 5 - 7 times then at night when sleeping 3 - 4 times
19/f - Diagnosed with Crohn's for 5 years. ~ Waiting to backpack through Europe ~
Western Medication - Imuran & Entocourt
Remicade (First Infusion January 26th/09)
Natural Medication - Probiotics
Chinese Herbs for Inflammation

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   Posted 1/27/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Usually 10-15 times per day. Usually only once during the night.
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