thank you all for your thoughts and comments! I have been taking EMTEC for quite some time now and it is truly a god send!
I find it is really the only drug that has worked for me. I used to only take one pill every now and then.
But since I have had crohns I am taking about
3 a day.
I got it for pain, as i get bad adomenal pain - sometimes it feels like someone punched my in my stomach. YYYIIIKKKEEES!
And yes not eating after 7pm does help a bit.
Taking Gas-X has also helped as well.
And not eating any of the "no no" foods like carbonated beverages, and sugary foods is also a plus.
However, I think it is because I have a "j-pouch". As sometimes it sounds like a coffee maker while I'm eating or early in the morning.
Perhaps when my food is digesting or traveling thru.
As for the yogurt - good on that one - I don't like eating it either - I am currently trying out some herbal ACIDOPHILUS in pill form and there's like 11 billion active cultures in it. Highly recommend. I take about
2 pills a day and keep it in the fridge.
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.