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Reply by Scott F

Nick, I use the toilet about 4-6 times per day, but with no urgency at all and almost never at night. I started on Cipro around 2009, 7...
Scott F

Reply by JenJen

I was also diagnosed with indeterminate colitis...and also stayed indeterminate after surgery and several additional tests (inc. one...
JenJen

Reply by jsg121

Thanks Scott for replying back and providing valuable information. Can I ask, how many times do you go the bathroom on an average day...

Reply by Cinder23

Thanks for the response Hungry Hampster. Yes this is part 2 of a 3 parter. The keto is a high protein/fat and low fiber/carb diet so...

Reply by Scott F

My surgery was done for indeterminate IBD (it stayed indeterminate even after pathology was done on the whole excised colon). I...
Scott F

Reply by HungryHamster

EDIT: I clearly was not thinking when I wrote this post. My J-pouch procedure was done in two steps and for some reason I assumed that...

Reply by Raj

Hello, you're pouch is pretty new so some inconsistency will be there for a few months. Do kegels everytime after you pass a bm. I used...

Reply by Gen

Hello! I don't have any suggestions, just commiseration. I had a minor fistula that I lived with for about 10 years (my surgeon did not...
Gen

Reply by MLE

Janicem Great List I have had a K Pouch since 1985 Performed by Dr Randall Bollinger at Duke. Unfortunately he retired. I live in...

Reply by CTBarrister

I really think you should see a neurologist and discuss in detail everything you have mentioned in this thread. These are concerning...
CTBarrister

Reply by MAP

What about some sort of Candida? I did all the blood work last summer and everything came back normal. Other symptoms are alcohol...

Reply by Scott F

The gut flora are important and not very well understood. Nevertheless, there’s no evidence (as far as I know) to implicate gut flora...
Scott F

Reply by CTBarrister

Maybe, but I wouldn’t rule out another cause for those symptoms, especially if they persist after the medication is stopped. Those are...
CTBarrister

Reply by Scott F

The best-studied probiotic for J-pouchers is VSL #3 (or perhaps Visbiome, which is similar and maybe even better-studied). Whether it’s...
Scott F

Reply by Scott F

This is just a 5-week-old pouch, so some adjustment is expected. That being said, there are some things that might help: 1) Stop eating...
Scott F

Reply by Scott F

The manufacturer reports some supply problems: “Is VSL#3 ® still available for purchase? Some pharmacies are unable to obtain VSL#3 ®...
Scott F

Reply by MAP

I've had no head injuries in the recent years. I think it may be that the Cipro wiped out my gut Flora. I say that because over the...

Reply by Catinthehat

I am one of the fortunate ones who has been able to get VSL#3 DS paid for by my insurance. But this week I tried to get a refill of my...
Catinthehat

Reply by CTBarrister

PS just looked it up it’s called a ELECTRO/VIDEO-NYSTAGMOGRAPHY (ENG OR VNG) That is testing for a vestibular issue although a...
CTBarrister

Reply by CTBarrister

I have not heard of cipro or Flagyl causing such symptoms. The vestibular system symptoms you describe are commonly associated with post...
CTBarrister

Reply by Bobish

Johnny, this is a difficult topic. There's no point in having a strong probiotic of it never reaches the gut. A strain of probiotic is...
Bobish

Reply by Scott F

Are there any other symptoms that might help localize this? Fever? What does the ENT think is causing the vertigo?
Scott F

Reply by n/a

In a pinch, you can also rinse off with warm water in peri bottles. There are also "portable" bidet bottles available, but i didn't have...
n/a

Reply by Scott F

A cold water bidet is many times better than TP or wipes, and costs very little. I’ve been very happy with the BioBidet Elite3, but I...
Scott F

Reply by Johnny K

Lol Rustyskyline, I know the feeling! Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll grab some 20billion tablets from CVS and see how I do . John

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Reply by Stew Moore

Will be 10 years since my takedown this December. I battled UC for over 30 years then was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in 2009.

Reply by Winterberry

I had success with Bio K. It comes in tablet form, but I preferred the drink. It tastes good, similar to thin yogurt. It is fermented...
Winterberry

Reply by Winterberry

Hi, Anicholea. I experienced similar pain, mine was a terrible and sudden stabbing pain, always on the left side too. It was one episode...
Winterberry

Reply by rustyskyline

I used VSL #3 for about two years because my insurance covered it. I noticed no effect accept for the extra gas. The gas is not...

Reply by Raj

Your response really helps everyone here. Its been 7 months post takedown. I login almost daily here to see issues , post my own and try...

Reply by Raj

I usually get that kind of feeling if I have to hold for more than 6-7hrs,thats rare. Stitches usually heal up in a year . The oain...
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