The high holidays (Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) are coming up, and I was wondering about fasting on Yom Kippur. I'm thinking it's probably a bad idea with an ileo (this would be no food or drink for 24 hours). I am not super observant, and even if I were, you're not supposed to fast if it'd hurt your health. But I'm just curious if anyone else has more info or has thought about this issue more....
I used to fast, since I was a kid, but the last few years, I fasted from food, but drank fluids, as I was too easily dehydrated w/all the diarrhea.
Now I'm not sure whether it's even a good idea to go without food, although I know a lot of people have done that prepping for medical things.... how is that?
I will ask my doctor too, but interested in your thoughts/experiences.
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!