Hello all. I am 3 months post take down. A month and a half after takedown I was down to 6 times a day with no diarrhea. Then I got a severe sinus infection.
I was prescribed 875mg of Augmentin. 7 days into the med, I shot up to 20 plus times a day in the bathroom. And the diarrhea started. It is watery and burns. And it hasn't stopped since it started Jan. 1.
I went back to the surgery 3 weeks ago. He gave me Cipro and Flagyl for potential Pouchitis. And he gave me Lomotil for diarrhea. None of these have worked. The only thing that slows my output is Psyllium Husk. But I still go 20+ times a day. I have been taking a 150 billion probiotic with no sign of it helping. All the creams I have tried have had little effect on the burned skin and fissures I have.
I know some might say that it can be rough the first year. I haven't worked in over a year, and the money has run out so I have to get back to work.
I am seeing the surgeon again today and SERIOUSLY considering getting a permanent bag because then I can have some normalcy in my life.
Please tell me something positive as I am really down at this point. Thanks for your help.