I actually was able to gain 15 - 20lbs. I found Immodium worked a bit but Codeine Phosphate 30mg. I took both 1- pills each to have the best effect. My output becomes like a soft/hot pudding.
Avoid surgar! It speeds the system up. I avoided fruit juices too, full of surgar. You still gotta drink water/tea/coffee. Just drink it before you eat. It'll just flush it through otherwise like spraying the dirt on your driveway with a garden hose.
Don't forget, the illeostomy is from your small intestine, which doesn't absorb much nutrients at all. Chew your food well, small bites and keep eating. I was eating easily every hour, particularly meats for the protein to help my surgery areas to heal. I had serious Chron's Disease surgery. Other things were tomato soup for the added potassium and pile on the salt for sodium on everything.
THis is all I can think of at the moment, hope it helps.
*edit* Why are doctors concerned about
habit forming meds? It baffles me since you're not actually absorbing the full med to begin with. My Codeine turns into morphine in the body, now I got the reversal (Other issues like chronic diarrhea) I stopped the codeine (and the salt etc.) without a problem or adverse effects. IMO, you NEED the meds to slow your system down. In the hospital before I started codeine I went from 125 to 110 lbs, I started the codeine with immodium and I was able to go up to 135 lbs, TRIED to hit 140 but I couldn't get there. Worry about
the habit issues after you have the reversal if there are any, you need the meds now, it's the most critical time.
Post Edited (Jazzism) : 3/2/2008 10:49:25 AM (GMT-7)