This is normal for recovery but you can do things to improve the situation. Are you keeping a food log? If you write down everything you eat you can gauge your transit time and comfort levels. Foods that go through to fast or are too uncomfortable should be set aside and tried later. Are you taking lomotil or imoidum to slow things down? If not you should give them a try. Two after every meal and then adjust as needed. You can take up to 8 per day. Have you tried adding fiber to your diet? Many pouchers swear by Metamucil wafers, not the powder but the wafers. It thickens things up and helps reduce burning upon elimination. Are you using calmoseptine on your sore butt? If not you might want to try it. And lastly I recommend you visit www.j-pouch.org There are over 6000 pouchers on that site who can give you advice and support. It took me a good six months to get somewhat better. Recovery should be measured in months, not days or weeks. It will get much better though!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free