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Angela101
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   Posted 7/31/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey..
  this may seem like a silly question but a few people have mentioned that marshmallows help slow down output - and I dont get it..
   Do i eat them?  Stuff them on my stoma? or what??
:-)
Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is 6 12+ months.
 
 
 


simmadown
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/31/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
You eat them. But stuffing them in your stoma would certainly slow things down!!! yeah

Some people say to eat 4 or 5 before you are going to change your appliance and you should be able to slow yourself down.

Ohio43
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 7/31/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I eat a few marshmallows before most of my changes. Just eat three or four large ones about 1/2 hour before your change and your flow should thicken/slow down.

GrandviewAcres
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Total Posts : 103
   Posted 11/3/2013 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
so glad this was mentioned on a newer thread and a search brought this up. I love marshmellows and I hate to change an active stoma (which mine totally is!)

UCwhat?
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Date Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 11/4/2013 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard about this a lot also, but the marshmallow trick has never worked for me. I still eat them though, because they are yummy....especially roasted!
DX:6/12 Mild UP:got/kept remission w/1 Canasa nightly
MAJOR Flare began end of 11/12
Flex Sig 12/14/12:UC,mod/severe left side
Flex Sig 2/4/13:UC Severe into transverse colon
Prednisone refractory,little to no relief from enemas or Remicade
Proctocolectomy w/end ileostomy 3/13/13
Pathology showed Severe Chronic UC into right colon
Finally off Pred as of 4/24/13
So far my new,healthy life is GREAT!

Ouchie2
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 11/6/2013 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Works for me too...
42 female
UC - Diagnosed 2006-Pancolitis UC 2011
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
Vedolizimab stopped (reaction)
8 Mar 2010,Severe flare, hospitalised - 1st Remicade infusion

Flaring again and polyps found Remi again Oct 2011
1st and final surgery 31 July 2012 (3 ops)

Peace&Harmony
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   Posted 11/11/2013 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
lol....eat them of course. The only thing is it full of sugar and you may put on some pounds. Chocolate caramel are sticky too and may do the trick. I just try and wait for a quite time. If not I use a Dixie cup to catch the poo.
Diagnosed with UC, July 2010
proctocolectomy with end ileostomy, Sept 2012
Bye Bye UC!

crohnielass
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/18/2013 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
You can eat any sweets that contain gelatine as its the gelatine that is suppose to thicken the output wink

NiceCupOfTea
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 10083
   Posted 11/18/2013 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I did read about somebody who put a tampon in their stoma to block it up during a bag change, but not convinced I can bring myself to try that :-/
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