I have had D since I was 19 yrs old, and the only time I had some "normal" BM's was when I was pregnant. It definitely slows down the metabolism. A lot of folks here have had great results with fibre supplements, my grandchild is on metamucil wafers. Many have said that it takes a few weeks for it to become real effective for D and C.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures