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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if any one has any issues with constipation instead of D? I have it really bad and can't seem to go without a laxative. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I gave myself an enema last night and barely anything came out. Should I be concerned? any help is appreciated.
diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago and still trying to figure it out!
MEDS Currently-
Pred 40 mgs
lialda 4.8gms
bentyl 20 mgs
cipro x 2 a day
flagyl x 3 a day
6mp 100 mgs

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I suffer with more constipation than diarrhea, I use stool softners nightly and they help to keep things softer and easier to pass. I have been doing this for years and my GI has no problems with it. Another suggestion is Miralax. Good luck!
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always had constipation as well.  My docs have suggested stool softeners, which I only use when I have to...if I haven't gone for a few days and it's starting to hurt.  Probably should use them everyday, but I already take enough pills and hate to add more if I don't have to.  My rheumy just put me on another DMARD for arthritis and a side effect is D and I thought, "good, maybe now I can go to the bathroom!"  =)
Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 

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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/18/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Prune juice in the morning and night when its really bad. Only once in the morning once it's getting better.
It tastes bad but you get used to it.
Also a salad everyday and you'll be excellent.
I had the same problem for years, tried everything, I use this method and now I'm feeling better then I ever have.
- t

Diagnosed with Crohn's in April 2010.
Currently on 3 grams of Pentasa 2x a day, trying to find diet and stress relief that works for me.
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