Hello! First hope you all are staying safe and healthy. And finding tp.

Wednesday is 5 weeks for me since takedown. I feel like I've turned a corner in the last 3 to 4 days with easier pouch emptying and eating more. I would love to gain about 10 lbs! Very little butt burn and itching, although some. 

My question: I only go 1 to 3 times during the day but around 4 or 5 pm the floodgates open and I have increased frequency and looser stools. So I know immidium, fiber, diet are all important, thanks to this forum .What did time (months) do for you? Do you find time itself made a big difference in your j pouch function and frequency?

 

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Hi Kmiller. I had same issues. Was going up to 15x some day's. My stomach just sucks 🙁 Tried small portions, shakes, etc. The "butt burn" is the worst. I use extra strength Desitin, & baths. My gastro just ok'd one Imodium a day about 3 weeks ago. I tried the Metamucil first, but didn't work.

I tried metamucil the other day, just 2 tsp in the am and it did not go well. Went every hour, unable to fully empty, from 4 pm til 7 am. Not sure why its not working for me. I used it a lot when I had the bag.

Time was crucial for me. I remember a qualitative difference at 4 months and then again at six months but it really wasn't until about a year had passed that I experienced real stability. I know that sounds discouraging but I'm sure at some point you'll be able to look back and be thankful it's changed and all is ok.  Best of luck to you....

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