Hi guys. I just wanted to check in with my current situation and make sure things are headed in the right direction. I think I’m getting close to being in remission, but I’ve made that mistake before only to end up sick again.
This Saturday, I’ll be on Humira 10 weeks, I finished the cdiff antibiotics on 10/3 and haven’t had any issues with that recurring (thank god!), and I finished the prednisone taper on 11/3.
Currently, I’m having anywhere from 1-3 BM a day. They’re mostly formed, but now I seem to be dealing with constipation. I’m still able to go, but sometimes it’s hard to pass the stool. The stools are solid and lumpy. This is obviously much better than having diarrhea 15-20 times a day, but I just want to make sure this isn’t something I should be concerned about
. I’m thinking there must be some residual inflammation going on that’s causing the mild constipation. Is this a normal part of the healing process? Do you think the Humira is working and will continue to work? Or the fact that I’m not completely back to normal means it’s not working?
I’ve also been taking Metamucil again for the last few weeks. Could that be causing constipation? I take 4 or 5 capsules before bed. Maybe I should reduce that and see if it makes a difference. I thought Metamucil was taken for consripation though, so I’m not sure if that’s it.
Or maybe this is just normal. Maybe I’ve had diarrhea and loose stool for so long that I’ve forgotten what it’s like to poop like a normal person. Who knows. Lol
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Post Edited (Crispix) : 11/30/2017 11:33:46 AM (GMT-7)