ileostomy takedown

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vetman
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   Posted 8/1/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
had ileostomy takedown almost 8weeks now, not getting any better. going to the bathroom 15-20 times a day, dr. put me on 1tsp metamucil and high fiber every day, it;s been 1 week and I don;t see any change yet. Anyone having the same problem and if so is anything working for them . Tried the immodium last night and this morning and still no change. Getting very fed up and depressed.Rjvet

suebear
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   Posted 8/1/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You can take up to 8 imodium per day. Try increasing your dosage. It will get better but it's going to take more time.

Sue
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

vetman
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   Posted 8/9/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
tried taking 2 immodium at one time and a hour later I was throwing up and was sick for a day or 2, do you think this was just a freak thing,scared to try the immodiumagain

suebear
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   Posted 8/9/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it was a freak thing.

Sue
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

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/9/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
im going with a freak thing also
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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