Hi all. I have had my J-pouch for 2 years. Why oh why is the itching so insane! Interestingly, my BM in the morning causes no itching and I usually don't go again for 4 hours; again no itching. From around 2:00 on, I have about 5 BM's which all cause burning and ridiculous itching. I have an arsenal (about 20) of different lotions and potions; none of which work. Vaseline is best and that is not saying much. I worry about the constant breakdown of the anal lining. I have fissures which itch and use Diltiazem ointment occasionally. Sometimes a hemorrhoid. I just feel raw for the first couple inches. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.