After my re-section had D so bad! Before re-section it was constipation because of fistulas and blockage. But, afterwards D!
Dr. tried me on Lomotil. Didn't work well because I was cramping so bad and just ended up with lots of Cramping...with less D. Still painful! Kinda like Dry heaves without puking...yuck!
Now, I take a probiotic....and Immodium up to 6x's a day. Seems to be helping quiet a bit. I'am able to actually go for a walk down at least a block from my house w/o running back with bad D. I tried Activia but, since I'm a bit sensitive to milk products...really didn't help. Oh, also...when eating Carbo's like pasta and bread, try to stay within 1/2 cup cooked only!. When I was diagnosed with CD it's easy to digest white bread, pasta and I was eating more than I thought. My nutritionist suggested this so I wouldn't get bad D with "sugar dumps" she called them. Eating lots of carbs turns into sugar and your body kinda "dumps" it w/o all the valuves you used to have with more intestine. This has helped me alot too! Good luck ....I feel for ya
41 yr old woman with 12 surgerys under my belt. Diagnosed in 2005 CD. PTSD 1999. Gullbladder taken 2000, Hysterectomy 2005, Back surgery 1998 with herniation L-4, L-5, S-1. Two-Re-sections on small intestine, total of 18 inches taken out 2006. Stomach Herniation from re-section 2007, Been getting kidney stones too! The good news...finding this website.
Meds: Imuran 200mg daily, asacol, Bentyl, Coelestid, occasional flagyl and cipro, high blood pressure meds, paxil 25 mg, 4/20meq's potassium, synthroid...& try to get alot of laughter in.