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   Posted 10/19/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with chrons back in 2006. The doctor classified it as mild. So far I have been doing good. My major problem has been bloating and ab pain. It is worse when I sit down which I do all day. When I get off from work and am not seated it seems much better. The gastro doctor thinks alot of it is ibs. I recently tried accupuncture and after the first week I was pain free. I didn't realize how bad I felt before. I think I just got use to living with the pain. The pain returned after a week and then two weeks later it was gone for a week and now is back so I am not so sure if acupuncture has helped. Anway I recently tried a probotic but not much success s so far. Also, I  usually only have 1 bowel movement a day but I seem to always have a hemeroid...nothing major but it is enough to make me a little uncomfortable. So I have two questions.
     I am only taking Pentasa but at my next gastro visit I may ask for something else. I was wondering if anybody else has the same type of pain and what works for them. It is more of a discomfort so I was hoping to avoid going on a steroid.
     Secondly, does anybody ever get  any tingling in their feet?  It usually happens after a bowel movement and can last all day. I was wondering if there was any type of nerve in the rectum that could run down to the feet. I saw a proctologist a couple of years ago and she didn't think I was bad enough to have anything done but did say I could go back if it continued.
     Thanks for your help.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 10/19/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ramman,

What are the CFU's of the probioitic you're taking (usually 10 billion minimum is recommened for IBDers), you might want to try a stool softner, since you're having issues with hemmies...are your stools fully formed (if not then a fibre supplement might come in very hand for you as it helps with C and my GI recommended to me to take daily and indefintely).

You should get your B12 checked (if you haven't recently) that could be a reason for the tingling sensation in your feet (unless you have feet issues).

bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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   Posted 10/20/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) recently. My symptoms were much like yours, I was always bloated and gassy. Did a 10 day course of Cipro and changed to a better probiotic and I am doing great now. I also agree you need to get your B12 checked, that could be the cause of your tingling feet. Good luck!
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