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Pouchbro,

I don't mind realness. I'm just hoping these symptoms are temporary, not permanent. No offense, but I don't want to deal with this for 2 years. I understand it is a possibility, but I don't think anything is wrong with getting my bases covered, checking for pouchitis and other things just in case there's an easy fix.  I can check for sorbitol...that makes sense, thanks for the tips.

As for the milkshake, it didn't really bother me much. I also ate cheese without any problems. I don't seem to have any problems with dairy. Maybe a little gas?But again, very little (and fairly easy to deal with) compared to what I was getting. Though, I will admit I don't typically drink a lot of milkshakes. I just needed something to get me going and I was trying to avoid solid food. 

I tried some chicken nuggets and fries for lunch. (Not all of them, just a few bites.) No problems yet, except the leakage, which seems omnipresent right now. The chicken is protein, but seeing as it is fried, I assume that is a carb? So, I'm just trying to eat a few carbs and see if it sets me off so I know if I need to cut them out. Are there any other food groups I should test? I don't mind making dramatic changes. But I am only going to make them if I see correlations in symptoms and there's a benefit to cutting them. Otherwise, it seems like a bit of a sad loss to cut them without checking to make sure they're the problem. I know these aren't great food options, but I am trying to experiment now and see what causes problems.

I'm sorry to hear you're hospitalized...I hope they figure out your gas problems (and mine!) I really think it is a lot to live with, def too much for me, so I imagine you're a very strong person to deal with that for this long. 

Woogy, 

I'm glad you're feeling good on that regimen. I will gladly take antibiotics if it solves my problems. I just started the Flagyl, and I'm hoping it works. 

Aimc, 

Thanks so much for your comment! <3 I really appreciate it. I'm hoping it is an issue that can be easily solved, but either way, I'll let you guys know how the antibiotics and the scope goes. 

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