Reply to "When did you start fiber, immodium/lomotil, probiotics?"

I don't think Husky was saying people didn't get questions answered on here, he's just saying it seems people are let out after their surgeries without a GI/surgeon telling them anything other than medication schedules and take it slow.

I wasn't told anything in particular, just to learn what foods my pouch liked and what to stay away from. Currently I'm taking 2-3 imodium a day, and emptying my j-pouch only 2-3 times throughout the day, even without getting up for 8 hours of sleep. This down from 10+ painful times a day only 3 weeks ago. I've never been happier.

minnie:

I'd say it's safe to start taking probiotics now, the sooner the better I hear. Start off with a low dose, then work your way up to a full dose daily. Imodium you can start taking whenever you feel you want/need it. I use it mostly because I have way more water absorption with it, plus it slows down how often I need to empty my pouch. Take it slow and you shouldn't have a hard time getting back to 100% diet.
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