Ash, I truly believe that when our bodies are experience high stress (like when we feel pain in the stoma area) our bodies (mainly out gut) becomes more tense. The increased stress and tension make it harder for things to move. This is why when we fall asleep the blockage moves through. I wear a Hollister mini opened bag all day. As you know, this is a small bag and I never have to empty this bag. It stays fairly empty most of the day. However, I put a larger bag on at night because once I am asleep and relaxed, my bag will start to fill. This lets me know that stress plays a huge role in how much stool I produce. This is why I wonder if medicaion would help me. I wonder if there is something out there that would help calm my nerves. I tried a natural remedy called Sam-E but it has not helped. I also tried herbal teas but they just made me more bloated.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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