Do I have Pouchitis?

I am about 2.5 years out from my takedown, I haven't had any problems. I always eat whatever I want, I just had an MRI about a month ago to check on my insides and it showed no inflammation, just some minor scar tissue.  About a week ago I was feeling off, slight nausea, though I thought this was due to my constant state of dehydration, so I over hydrated heavily with water on accident one day and then my body started flushing. I am now going on day 5 of watery stools being my main debilitating symptom because it feels like  I constantly need to be holding in an enema. Mind you I wear an all-white uniform at school...so life has been a bit more stressful this week. I have no pain. The gas bubbles I was experiencing have alleviated, but the water stools have not. And the watery stools are having a domino effect on my sleep making me more tired due to waking up more often, in addition to dehydration and dehydration pain due to not retaining or absorbing any liquids. I had labs on Wednesday so I am waiting to hear back on those as well. I hope it's not pouchitis as its a very large fear of mine but at this point what else would this be? 

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There are lots of things it could be, but the over-hydration seems to have set something off. Have you tried soluble fiber (Metamucil, Konsyl, Benefiber, Citrucel)? Have you tried Imodium or Lomotil? Untreated watery stools can get you into trouble (heck, chronic dehydration is *very* bad for you).

Agree with Scott. It could be many things, including the after effects of an intestinal/GI virus.  I had norovirus a few years back and it threw my system out of whack for several weeks.  Getting the lab workup was a good idea and may give you some indication of what is going on, but in the meantime Scott's suggestions are all good ones. You can try Pepto Bismol as well.  You may also want to switch to a bland diet for a few days, such as the BRAT diet - bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast - to see if this helps thicken you up.

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