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minxycat1234
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   Posted 4/26/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I was having problems with leaks but that has gone away and therefore something else has come to light because my confidence is getting better. I am getting watery output every so often...mostly after I eat.......I think foods such as chocolate and garlic are the problem...but it has happen when I haven't eaten these foods........I do have little cakes.....would they do it too? or too much water? (though that sounds odd to me).

What can I do to stop it? or what could I take to be confident outside my home.

tara

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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
minxycat1234~Glad you aren't having problems with leaks anymore!!!

How long ago was your surgery? Do you drink a lot of fluids during the day? Do you eat when you drink? You might be drinking too much which is flushing straight through your system...and can cause dehydration. Sugary drinks/foods high in sugar will make your transit time faster, too.

Imodium can help to thicken your output. The amount you need depends on your body and you should take it about a half hour before you eat.

Psyllium can help to bulk output...Metacmucil or Psyllium Caplets...I don't like the powdery stuff so I use caplets when I need to.

Depending on how far post op you are, foods can also help thicken your output, and the BRAT diet might help, too.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
the sugar in chocolate could cause the problem.
im not sure what you mean by little cakes, like little debbie cakes? if so then the sugar in those could cause a problem too.
Try immodium and some thickening foods, like peanut butter, potatos, stuff like that.
Also, you can get these gel tabs to put in your bag, it wont keep your outpuf from being liquid, but thwne it gets in the bag, the tabs will soak it up so it will be thicker in the bag.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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minxycat1234
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   Posted 4/27/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I do drink quite abit of water during the day. and it would be after a meal and in-between...

I had surgery in January.

can I take these tablets when I want...of course not all at once though. lol.

minxycat1234
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   Posted 4/27/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
oh and all I drink is water. :D

summerstorm
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   Posted 4/27/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
you dont take the tablets!!!
you put them in your pouch! and you can use them anytime you want
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


minxycat1234
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   Posted 4/27/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
oh no sorry, I meant immodium tablets. lol.
I have some gel things been sent to me.

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   Posted 4/27/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
You should ask your doc how many they prefer...there have been many different answers posted since they all have their own preferences!!

You could start with one or two, taken a half hour before eating, and see how that helps. Some people take more in the am and some more in the pm...it really depends on your system.

You might want to pay attention to how much and when you are drinking...if it is flushing straight through your system it's not doing much good:(
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/27/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry, lol i misread what you said!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


minxycat1234
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   Posted 4/29/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you. ::D I do have a question about drinking though. when would be the best time to drink? I reconise I have to drink due to the lack of a colon. lol :D.

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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
It really depends on YOU...I, personally, do not drink a lot of water (unless I am out in the heat or sweating or will not be eating properly) because I can keep hydrated by what I eat. I drink coffee in the am with my breakfast and tea/water at lunch. Some days I drink more...I can tell when I am thirsty and will salt my food and add fluids. If I have a coffee in the afternoon I know my transit time will be fast because I don't eat with it...I know, why bother? but I enjoy it!!

I think Vitalyte is one of the electrolyte drinks that isn't high in sugar...you could try something like that to cut down on the quantity and still be hydrated without the high output.

Good Luck :-)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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