Colonic Inertia Diet?

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   Posted 2/23/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. I am new to this forum, so I guess I'll share a little bit about myself.

For the past two years I have been having all kinds of digestion problems. It took a year for me to find a doctor who realized I was having problems more serious than just being constipated. Last year though I had a colon re-section where 5 inches of my colon were removed because my colon was moving around, not attached, and starting to prolapse. I felt pretty good after recovering from the surgery, and continued to take lots of Fiber. We couldn't figure out what caused all the problems, even after the colonoscopy (which happened before my surgery). It just didn't make sense- I was 19, ran half marathons, and ate pretty healthy.

This past October I started having problems again. I went back to my doctor and we started doing more tests. Last week, after the Sitz marker test, i was told i have colonic inertia. Now i am taking amitiza, using miralax, and benefiber to try and help digestion.

My question is does anyone know of a book or have any recommendations regarding what foods are good and bad for someone with colonic inertia? I am determined to figure out what i can eat that will not cause huge problems. Currently, I have extreme bloating and nausea, plus that always full feeling after no matter how little you eat. Does anyone know of anything that helps with the bloating?? I look pregnant everyday! I am just looking for tips on dealing with colonic inertia.

Thank you.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/23/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat stuff like: yogurt, granola bars, speggeti (?), chips. My doctor told me that I would figure out what agrees with me and what doesn't. Have you had the rest of your colon removed? My Dr said it would do better to have the entire colon removed.
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!
"Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try"

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   Posted 2/23/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hm ok thanks!

No, my colonic inertia is not bad enough that I am even considering having my colon removed. My doctor said I should be able to use the meds, miralax, and fiber with a healthy diet to be ok. So, yes, that is what I am trying to do too....just figure out what works. Do you know anything that helps with the bloating??


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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Mel and welcome to the site,

Everyone is different with their diet.  I tried sooooo many different things before my surgery; but I strongly encourage you to see a nutritionist or even someone that deals with natural healing if you are open to things like that...natural/organic foods etc.

I wish you the very best :-) .


spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
There's always hope and things will get better :)

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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you very much!
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