A little update. I've been on a super duper strict low residue diet--and quite often puree my food. It's gross ad time consuming but I do feel like the episodes have been less often and less intense the past month so maybe it does help. I've even resorted to eating my sons baby food! Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along incase you want to try it. I've had 2 obstruction type episodes instead of 6 and they didn't require ER visits so I'll take it.
I think you are on to something. I’ve been having the episodes of severe pain every 1-2 months for 10 months now. I’ve been trying to figure out what is triggering the episodes and I think it may be food related. After an episode I restrict my diet to about 1/2 of what I normally eat and I think after a month or two has gone by I’ve gradually increased my intake to a more normal amount. I also purée my vegetables and follow a low residue diet. I don’t think it’s what I’m eating so much as the volume. When I eat “too much” (which is really not that much” I think it might be causing partial obstructions. Now I’m cutting back on foods that thicken my stool and taking a 1/2 dose of MiraLax daily for a week as recommended by my doctor. This is to try to clear out any partial obstruction that may be present and to try to avoid another one. I’ve had so many doctors tell me they don’t know what is causing my pain and they don’t know what to do for me. Now my doctor is leaving his practice and I’m going through the process of finding a new one. I’m still on the journey of trying to figure out what to do and how to cope with this. Wish me luck!