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Reply by Jaypea

I have had my j pouch for 6 years and very often have difficulty passing gas. I NEVER attempt to pass gas without being seated on the...

Reply by shoflo

I completely agree because I have been counting calories and pounding my water for over a month now. Thanks everyone and hopefully when...

Reply by Unhappy

Hello Nick I also have same issue. I have leakage when I'm asleep. I have to wear a pad every night. And I go restroom every 3 to 4...

Reply by PATRIZIA

A large spoonful of good olive oil before breakfast daily has been helping me a lot. It seems to work within one hour to clear the j...

Reply by Raj

Its completely normal to have leaks and hard time passing gas for 5-6 months post op., you're doing amazing for a new pouch. I had hard...

Reply by asdfqwer

I think Oregano oil may have been causing me chest pains but not positive if that was the cause, just dont think naturual is 100% safe

Reply by CTBarrister

Prepopik is just a very high powered sodium based laxative which is designed to loosen you up and stimulate some very explosive bowel...
CTBarrister

Reply by shoflo

Thanks, she called in the prep I used to drink while waiting on colon removal called Prepopick it's orange flavored and only two 5 ounce...

Reply by Scott F

It can be difficult to tell constipation from a partial bowel obstruction. In both cases drinking adequate water may help prevent or...
Scott F

Reply by Aimc

Shoflo, I seem to have the same prob. I drink white grape juice if I can't go. Sometimes it brings on diarrhea, but at least it usually...
Aimc

Reply by shoflo

I don't take Immodium, I don't any medicine at all GI related except for acid reflux and zofran as needed.

Reply by Raj

I get constipated when I take up too many imodiums or rather I'd say more than 2 a day. So I take them very less now. The downside is I...

Reply by MedicKern

Mom, I do not know. This one really touches home for me. For as long as I can remember, I wanted a career in the Air Force. Folks, I was...

Reply by MedicKern

Coffee, everyone’s situation is unique. I recently heard a surgeon explain to a patient that the body needs a minimum of six weeks to...

Reply by Scott F

After the $80 coupon on the VSL web site it was about $640 for 6 boxes (120 packets) of DS. I hope your CVS can get it. Mine thought...
Scott F

Reply by slouchypouch

Hey BR, it might be a good idea to buy extra in advance and stock up. It stands to reason that some vendors have ignored the DEA only...

Reply by mamaswans

I’m going tomorrow to pick up another 30 day supply of samples. Apparently my doctor has a great drug rep... I got my last supply from...
mamaswans

Reply by Scott F

So I picked up 6 boxes of VSL #3 DS today at the Sam’s Club pharmacy, after failing at numerous other pharmacies. I had to get my...
Scott F

Reply by Scott F

I’ve also got 3 affected family members (mother and nephew with UC, 1st cousin with Crohn’s). There are plenty of familial cases, just...
Scott F

Reply by Spooky

IBDLIFE08, that is interesting. It seems many of us here have immediate family with IBD, despite being told genetics do not account for...
Spooky

Reply by Spooky

I'm glad to hear your doing well. A friend of mine was herself diagnosed with thyroid cancer about 2 years ago and also went through...
Spooky

Reply by CTBarrister

Spooky, The thyroid cancer was discovered on a routine annual physical in May 2015. After some tests they found a tumor in the thyroid,...
CTBarrister

Reply by ibdlife08

Well I was diagnosed with UC on the age of 17 in 2017, went on infliximab (remicade) for a few months which helped me a lot with my...

Reply by Spooky

I tend to agree - Crohn's and UC are flipsides of the same coin; IBD is IBD and many of the treatments and symptoms overlap. Mine just...
Spooky

Reply by CTBarrister

My father carries an “IBS” diagnosis- scopes show some mild inflammation in his colon and a problem with “sacs” on the lining of his...
CTBarrister
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