I had two bowel resections last fall and had a temporary colostomy. I had a reversal in May. I had some issue with excessive diarrhea since the surgery and talked to my surgeon about
it at my final follow-up appointment (2 weeks ago). He prescribed me to take 2 grams of cholestyramine once a day to help decrease the diarrhea and bowel salts (due to resections). I have also had a lot of issues with burning after each BM. The cholestyramine has slowed the diarrhea but not solved the burning. I can only describe the sensations as having a piece of cactus that is on fire between my cheeks. I have been taking tylenol to try and control the pain. It has not helped. I have called my internalist and have an appointment with him tomorrow. My quesstion is has anyone else had similar issues? If so, what did you find that helped?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in July 2005. 2 Bowel Resections in 2008.
Currently taking Pentasa 1000 mg 4X/Day, 6MP 100 mg/day, multivitamin, Lopressor 100 mg/day (Blood Pressure), Remicade IV every 8 weeks, Omeprazole CR 40 mg/day, Lomotil BID, Immodium BID, Cholestyramine 2 grams daily