prednisone and gas

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   Posted 5/24/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am back on prednisone after having been off of it since 2002. Does prednisone cause gas with an ileostomy? I don't remembe this effect. It has slowed down my cramping and thickened my stool but the gas is horrible! ideas? (yes, gas-x helps a bit)
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.

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   Posted 5/25/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, I don't know if it does...does your pouch have a filter? Even though they are not the best functioning things in the world, it may help a little for the extra gas...I found Hollister's to be the best and you don't need a sticker over it when you shower! Glad to hear it's helped with your cramping:)

Were you having issues in your small bowel before surgery?

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   Posted 5/26/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Your not kidding!! I have been off the pred for 7wks now and the gas was horrendous!! It was to the point where I couldn't even be around anyone. It will subside when/if you taper off the med but in the meantime try Beano(over the counter)It will help. Try to not eat gassy foods too. Talk to your GI. There are antibiotics like Xifaxan that help with the excessive intestinal bacteria that causes gas. Good Luck!!



CD for 25yrs. Includes 5 bowel resections with perm. ileostomy, iron infusions, many fistulas and luckily more good days than bad.  

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