Every day normal stuff, I usually take one. My symptoms are worse in the evening and overnight, so I take one around 6 pm and this reduces my BM to around 6-10. If I have been having a really bad day like I ate something that is making the symptoms worse, I will take 2. When I first started taking it, I would feel really gassy and bloated, but since my resection I don't seem to have that problem. If that happens, you can try taking a GasX with it.
I have never had it stop me up so I couldn't go.
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.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!