Getting things regulated after an ileostomy takedown.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/12/2006 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an ileostomy takedown about three weeks ago.  I am doing very well for the most part but I am having trouble getting my trips to the bathroom regulated and working properly.  I had the ileostomy for 3 months after colon surgery.
I was very lucky, I never did have diareah.  I am only taking metamucel once a day, nothing else.  It seems if I don't take some MOM, I have trouble getting things to move.  I eat pretty much everything.  I am trying not to push because I don't want anything to break inside.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to get things moving on a steady basis?
Thanks to all!

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 6/12/2006 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   


It just takes time, try to be patient.  It sounds like you are doing very well.  My pouch performance increased in about 6 week increments over the course of a year.


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

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