the electrolytes I think depend on the type of ostomy you have although I might be wrong on that. I have an ileostomy and I tend to have loose stool since the large intestine is what absorbs the liquid back into your system. I also take 3 imodium a day per my Dr. Many people can get dehydrated very easily that have Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Coli***, and other ways where one has lots of diarrhea. Electrolytes are also lost in the diarrhea and just drinking fluid may not help rehydrate you. Many people in general mainly due to stomach flu or heat exhaustion end up in the hospital on IV fluid just to rehydrate. Electrolyts help to also replace other things lost in these circumstances.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.