Not much feedback on how to prevent the episodes besides eating small meals throughout the day rather than a few big meals because when I get overly full feeling it’s just going to put added pressure on the area which probably isn’t going to help the situation.
I’ve been prescribed medicine to relax the intestine which I can try if the pain starts up. I first tried dicyclomine and then hyoscyamine, neither one seemed to make much of a difference for me but maybe it would help others. I was also given pain medicine with the understanding that I will only take one pill and if I’m still in pain & not having BMs after a few hours I will go to the ER. This helped me get through an episode the other day where after a couple hours I was feeling better and didn’t need to go to the hospital which was really nice because going there is such an ordeal. He only gave me a small number of pain pills though and is focused on me following up with the surgeon so I’m really curious to see what she says and then what my GI doc says after that. I want to know what to do long term. Right now I’m just waiting for all my appointments to take place.