probiotics for ileostomy output

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/10/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever taken probiotics for ilestomy output. Been looking all day for new ideas to help with high output.
I have been to the hospital again for dehydration for IVs. I might have to have a picc line put in. I have tried just about everything.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 3/10/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only imagine how frustrating this all must be for you. Maybe getting the PICC line put in is a good thing. It's incredible how fast our bodies bounce back once we're rehydrated again. Maybe you just need the extra assistance the PICC line can give, while you try to work out a plan that will keep you hydrated in the long run.
I'm not too familiar with probiotics, but I do know yogurt is a good source of it.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jan625,

I dont know much about probiotics but my surgeon gave me a medication called Pantoprazole to help with output and it makes a HUGE difference. I think it is usually used for gastric ulcers and Reflux.


Clo Bo
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Hay there

Are you saying that your output is too runny ? Cause i have found on really hot days i need to drink lots of water and if i know im going to be exercising i will take a Gastrolite- Its a desolvble tablet that is normaly for people who have got Gastro. It helps to rehidrate your body after lossing fluid. You can get it a your local chemist (well atleat you can in australia). Hope this helps.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   

It sounds like Luke and Clo Bo have given you a couple of new ideas to investigate. Let me know what you find out about these ideas...

Have you stopped drinking coffee yet? (If I remember from a previous post, you like your coffee - as do I!)
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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