Since having my ileo I have noticed that I crave salt more than ever. I crave pickle juice and can drink tons and know this can not be healthy. So, I decided to try adding a little extra salt to my food.
I also eat a small bag of lays plain potato chips when I feel low on salt as these seem to have more potassium and salt than gatorade, and I have found that I hardly ever crave salty pickle juice.
Since adding extra salt I have also noticed I urinate less, which is wonderful seeing as I am a school bus driver and have to drink alot during the hot weather.
I also found that drinking any liquid on an empty stomach equals more bathroom trips. So, when I am working, I eat some salty crackers or chips and chug a ton of water or powerade and I am fine.
Maybe this will benefit somebody else.
80schick, I forgot to ask you how were you doing with your blockages. I just went through 4 surgeries due to surgical complications, and one of them was due to my bowel twisting, exactly like what you have experienced. My doctor said I may require another surgery if it happens again. Just curious about
how you were doing.
End ileostomy due to colonic inertia and pelvic floor dysfunction.
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