2 days of watery...you know...WHY?

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RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/16/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
So, for the most part I have had an amazing experience with Penelope and have adjusted to meeting her needs fairly well.  BUT...since the middle of the day on Sunday I have had nothing but watery output...I've not had to rince with my water bottle at all b/c it's that watery!  It also is spooky to me b/c I'm having to empty every few hours...my accessory is super full and heavy!
 
I do not feel pain from a blockage...and have no cramping...there is some air that's being passed through, but other than that my body seems to be draining me of fluids.  I even woke up this morning with leg cramps!  OUCH!
 
I do feel slightly nauseated, enough not to eat. 
 
Is this a flu?  I haven't experienced this at all since the surgery...the only times I've had the extremely watery output was when I intentionally drink well over 100oz of water to make it watery on purpose (easier to empty when out shopping and what-not yeah ).
 
Anyway, what do you all know of this kind of ileo behavior?  I'm stumped!!!!
 
Thanks guys!
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Nutz
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   Posted 2/16/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to eat foods that would thicken my output like rice, bananas and toast. As far as the leg cramps, that can be a sign of low potassium and you may just need a supplement.
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009. Reversal February 1, 2010


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/16/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah leg cramps mean low potassium, which can come from being dehyrdrated. Add in some bananas and that will cure the potassium problem.
As for the watery stuff, if you arent having any pain, i would go with something having upset your stomach. Try the thickening foods and if it being so watery is bothering you, (i dont likeit being that watery) put in some gel tabs.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/16/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys!  I am just very used to controlling my output and knowing what to expect.  So, when I have such a large amount of fluid I get a little worried.  I understand we each have unique experiences, and for me having such a watery situation that is out of my control is alarming.  yeah

Well, I am off to get ready for the day (I know, it's a little late, but I've been working on a paper that's due tonight)...and will be seeing clients before going to school.  My brain is usually fried by the time I get home on nights like this...just a little too much counseling and psychology for one day!  wink

Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate your support and suggestions!  I will definitely be eating a banana on my way out of town.

Have a great day!

smurf 


: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/17/2010 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
How are you doing today? Has it slowed down??

I've had similar symptoms no pain but HIGH output and it turned out to be a partial obstruction...not big enough to be painful. I drink either a soda (something I would never drink on a regular day) or a strong coffee if I suspect it just in case:) If it goes for too long though call your doc!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/17/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Robyn, smurf

I hope things are getting better by now. If not, you could try is Metamucil and Imodium, which would help thicken things up and slow things down. Eating peanut butter, bread, oatmeal, and potatoes help thicken things up, too.

Take care,

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Immodium yesterday before class and it started making a drastic difference just by slowing things down *sigh of relief*   wink
 
Everything is back to normal this morning!
 
Thanks again you guys!!!!  You're the best!
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Trigirl
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   Posted 2/17/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad it all worked out. (pun intended) I was afraid to hear something was wrong. those certainly are the danger signs?

Your school and job and family sounds like quite the busy life. Have I told you I think you are amazing RobinByrd?

Have great day and hope fried brain recovers quickly.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/17/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Awww...thanks so much!  My fried brain recovered well from yesterday  wink   Which was good b/c I spent today calling and begging (manipulating *shhh*) services to get my client a psych eval as soon as possible...and we did.  smilewinkgrin   Aw, personality disorders...they really are the most fascinating aspect of my profession, but also the most frustrating when working with the individual and the family.

I think everybody here on this ostomy board are some of the most amazing people.  You have all individually suffered such unique situations, and by joining and reading/communicating you are showing awareness and working on accepting your life experiences...and I think that's extrodinary.  (again, I really wish we had a heart icon...who do we need to contact about getting some different emotions over there?...I really was hard on the smurf's existence when I first joined b/c that really is weird...lets be honest, if we played 'which of these items do not belong?' the smurf would get it!...but I've become quite fond of the little blue guy!  I've moved on to the skull...it's a little gruesome.)

Have a nice evening you guys!

smurf 


: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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