NOT constipated just have hard round stools... why???

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   Posted 10/14/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I had asked about using a stool softener and am trying colace. My CD has always been very loose stools and I do go alot.  I still go alot but  lately my stools are hard... ( can colace work the opposite??)  I have constant pressure then finally go...  ( have a prolapse so that is not helping!) What would cause this and I am wondering why the stool softeners don't work.  SOOOOO  frustrated.  I have recenly been dx. with hypothyroid and was also wondering if  that had anything to do with it.  Also started taking neurotin..  Any thoughts???  So  strange!

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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My first thought is dehydration, but it's just a guess. Maybe one or more of the newer drugs you're taking are contributing to it. Try drinking lots more water?
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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   Posted 10/14/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes heaps of water, 6 to 8 glasses a day some say, are you eating white stuff?.................white bread, pasta, anything white with me bungs me up, try and get some vegetables down, cook them up and then seive them if they have a lot of fibre matrix and see if things move along more smoothly for you, also move that body, I have to do a certain amount of steps, exercise, water and only certain foods otherwise my plumbing packs in.

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   Posted 10/14/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi i agree you need plenty of water. People like us need double the average amount of water.
normal people with out crohn's needs 8 glassed of water. We need double the amount.
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   Posted 10/14/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink ALL day long!!!! I am even eating veges and fruit! So strange! maybe i shouhdl try something else.. like Miralax or magnesium supplements. I went on the IBS site and read that people do that. Prof

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