Posted 3/11/2020 10:19 PM (GMT -7)
Hi again, sorry to resurrect this thread. My transit time hasn't changed at all, and it's been 1 month. I have had a few blips here and there as I have decreased prednisone. I'm on 12.5mg, down from 40mg. I also take lots of curcumin and boswellia, or my bleeding seems to get worse again. I went down to 10mg of pred and I couldn't handle it, started bleeding again. So I bounced back to 15mg, and now I'm holding at 12.5mg. It's still an improvement from 20mg I was on a month ago.
I'm still flaring, obviously. My weight gain is very slow. Everything is made more difficult by the rapid transit time. The ND I'm seeing is checking me for hyperthyroid because she said this can also cause rapid transit time, and my TSH levels in December were low... but I was also super under weight and malnourished, and on high doses of prednisone. That would affect TSH too, I imagine. My thyroid antibodies show negative so I don't think I have hyper, but you never know.
Are there any tips out there for slowing bowel transit time? I take low dose naltrexone to help repair my immune system, which means I can't take anything opiate based like loperamide, otherwise I would! Slowing down transit would really increase my absorption. Adding fiber doesn't seem to slow things down all that much, sometimes it even makes it go faster. Liquid stuff transits fast too, obviously.
For breakfast I usually have pureed vegetable soup with GF bread and avocado and hummus on it. Lunch may be a fruit smoothie with protein powder or veggie sushi. I usually eat GF pasta for dinner with thoroughly cooked veggies.
My diet is not super diverse right now. I found that going vegetarian really helped me flare heal faster, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what to eat. Between no animal products, no dairy, no sugar, and no high fiber, I wonder what the heck to eat half the time.
Anyway, I'm more concerned about transit time. It's the bane of my existence right now. I guess 10-12 hour transit is better than every half hour when I was at my worst. I've just never taken so long to see even the smallest turnaround. I made the first post above Jan 29 and it's now March 11. Transit time is identical, or even slightly worse!