laxatives because the colon is basically lazy and will take a crutch when handed readily. The dependency of laxatives is common.
TMC is where a part of the colon is already lazy/lost its elasticity and normal movement...stop the movement of the rest of the colon, and the area that's the weakest can basically have a buildup of more gas and basically blow.
Pain meds with codeine/narcotic, totally liquid diets, not eating etc can also contritute to TMC...
that's how I see it.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 11/17/2008 3:11:05 PM (GMT-7)