Could I be doing myself some inside damage?

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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Currently In Thailand at the moment only 6 weeks after my operation and I can defiantly say I'm going to the toilet a lot more frequent. When I was at home in England I was going to the toilet about 4 times per day, mostly diarrhea. Now I'm going about 8 times per day which its the same consistency as water with much undigested food.

I know that Spicy food makes it worse but Ive tried laying of that as much of possible, sometimes it could be hidden in food without me knowing. Mostly I've been eating general Asian food. I sometimes drink alcohol and Pepsi with meals.

Basically could I be doing myself some inside damage allowing this to happen? Should I be eating as bland as possible right now.?

My bum is so sore, any ideas what could help? Creams etc?

5mg Pred tappering over a 5 week period.
Resection 28th Jan 2008

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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I always seem to be fine with the spicy foods, but the carbonation in soda, and alcohol itself, are not good for your insides.
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at age 16, then with Proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, tapering dose of 40mg Prednisone, Bentil and Percoset as needed... considering Remicade

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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found after my resections that it is best to stay with a low residue diet. Easy to chew, easy to digest. I also agree with Kriss that some soda's really bother me and alchohol is a definite no no for me too. Good luck!
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Put some diapper cream on your butt, go low roughage and lay off the pepsi and alochol... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Try eating just rice with very little of the sauce or noodles with a little sauce (just to take away from the dryness).
I never had trouble with soda but do with alcohol - so we are all different there.
For your anus try something with zinc in it and sitz baths.
You need time to heal as it hasn't been all that long since your op, maybe you should ask your Dr about maintenance meds or upping your pred till then.
Good luck

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe you picked up a bug?
i wish since we all have this ^&^%$%^ disease we were immune to the "normal" bugs etc...

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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you sure you dont have C Diff?  It could be a possibility.  Im not sure how soon after surgery you get the side effects, but I did catch it while I was in the hospital.  My stools were completely liquid, and the food was not fully digested.  Does it burn at all or have a worse then usual smell?

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
That's why my daughter always uses wipes.  They are alot gentler on that very raw area.  Also I was told not to drink carbonated beverages and since rice is a binder, that may thicken things up a bit.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
id say eat all the spice you can and try and burn that crap outta there! :0) ...

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