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   Posted 6/10/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend told me that I wouldn't retain water from overly salty/spicy foods and around PMS time like before because I have an ileostomy now and I'm not so sure I believe her!!! Every time I eat very salty/spicy meals I feel extremely puffy & bloated and go up a few pounds by the next morning and the same thing goes for around PMS time, (the weight always goes away within a day or two with lots of water).

So even though I don't have a colon now, will I still retain water the same way as before with the ileostomy from overly salty/spicy meals & when I'm PMS'ing?

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   Posted 6/10/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
you wont retain it as much, because our bodies dont take it in as much,but if you have a bunch of salt or whatever or you are having PMS you still will.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 6/11/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I still get the same symptoms when it's 'that time' and if I've taken in too much salt...for me, nothing has changed:(
Crohn’s dx 1989
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Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 6/11/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for the replies, I was starting to think I was crazy when I would feel like a bloated puff ball after salty meals and around that time of the month!!!

Thanks so much again! :)
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