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Scott - thanks so much for your reply.  You are always right on the money with your info & advice.

Things I've been considering include stricture, prolapse or some type of awful constipation (ileus?)  My initial cause for taking Iberogast was as a prokinetic.  I feel as though, over the past few years, my pouch has "slowed" quite a bit.  I'm only good for 2-4 BMs per day, some of which take a while to complete (or not at all at this moment).  No change in dosage on either, to answer your question. No slowers either. I will be honest about not drinking enough water.  I've read on a few posts that psyllium husk can sometimes help - not so much as a bulking agent, but as something to help "clean house."

The reason for my waiting on this new GI is partly due to the age of my pouch, and fear of functional / anatomical issues.  There are some very good experts at NYU taking new patients.

At this point, I'm desperate enough to try anything safe enough to do at home. During this period, I've attempted one enema, but don't think I did it correctly.  I tend to be ultra conservative when self-treating, so it is a 30 minute process just to get an enema tip inserted.  I also don't know what the irrigation entails. If you feel either will help, please feel free to provide the how-to.  Even desperate enough to call and insist on a waiting list.  I'll be making that call weekly!

Thanks again!

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