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   Posted 4/17/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
what kind of toilets do any of you have that you think work well with crohnies?  We just bought a new house and it needs a new toilet and I want to get one that I don't have to flush a million times! 
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine

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   Posted 4/17/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Check consumers reports

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   Posted 4/17/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I replaced my old toilet with a Toto Drake CST743S. FABULOUS toilet. Powerful flush - never - and I mean NEVER clogs. It's going to cost you though. Mine cost me $600 installed. You might get it cheaper and install it yourself. I highly recommend it.
Diagnosed in April 05, resection in May 05. Have gone through 6MP, Remicade and am now on Humira and Colestid.

I am in remission!

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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
The new low flow ones designed to save water are the pits. We clog ours up all the time and if you have a flare and have to go a lot and often, it's not good!!!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis location: sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, the low flow ones suck! I have to hold the lever to make sure all the toilet paper and wipes go down, otherwise, have to wait for it to fill back up again and start over.

I want one with the bidet thingie built into it!! That would help make clean up quicker!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 14. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal. 
Dr. wants to try Humira...STILL waiting on that! Not sure what is taking so long...
Currently just take a probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't get a white toilet!

I speak from personal experience and many, many wet tissue wipes later.

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   Posted 4/18/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
We bought a house 10 years ago and had to replace the 3 toilets over the next 5 or 6 years as we renovated. We got one by American Standard. The advertisement for it said you could flush a dozen golf balls and not clog it. I won't say it has never clogged, but it is rare and usually my daughter not me. It has some sort of super flush and the tank holds water in reserve so that you can do a double flush if you need to. We got them at Home Depot or Lowes and they were a bit more than some of the models, but not super expensive. Of course we got the first one just after they came out with it so that would explain why it was a bit more pricey, but by now they should either have updated the technology to make them better (a dozen and a half golf balls), or the price should be a bit more in line.

If they were self cleaning they would be the perfect toilet, but sadly they are not.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 4/18/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
A big one, extra large bowl, high enough that you little feet dangle when your up there. Make sure the toilet paper hanger is the extra large capacity too. Put the Phone next to that and the computer on the other side . Lots of reading material near by too and some air freshener . A pillow come is handy too if you can lean against the wall with it and nap . Now thats what I call a super dooper pooper...
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   Posted 4/18/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
sniper, don't forget the flat screen on the opposite wall! rofl!

thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep researching some more and let you know what we decide and/if we like it!
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine

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