Hi, not specifically pouchitis, but I basically qualified by needing it to help with pain/discomfort from gas etc. As well as using it to increase my appetite, otherwise I would not eat much if anything especially when I have been dealing with pouchitis/antibiotics. It also helps me sleep when dealing with gas etc.

I definitely notice a big difference in being able to hold my bowel movements even when pouchitis is flairing. I also am able to keep my appetite up so I don't lose so much weight while flairing. My bowels honestly feel better and are more manageable when I am using cannabis. Without cannabis I would definitely be in a bad place, weight loss and having trouble gaining any back was a huge struggle that is easier now. I also find it helps me to sleep almost all night sometimes (10pm-8am), besides just making sleeping easier I just have less bothersome bowels at night.

I hope that was helpful. I'm not saying that it's for everyone, I haven't been a user all my life but I am willing to try anything that works, which is how most of us got here. Good luck!

PouchLogic posted:

I definitely notice a big difference in being able to hold my bowel movements even when pouchitis is flairing. I also am able to keep my appetite up so I don't lose so much weight while flairing. My bowels honestly feel better and are more manageable when I am using cannabis. Without cannabis I would definitely be in a bad place, weight loss and having trouble gaining any back was a huge struggle that is easier now. I also find it helps me to sleep almost all night sometimes (10pm-8am), besides just making sleeping easier I just have less bothersome bowels at night.

I hope that was helpful. I'm not saying that it's for everyone, I haven't been a user all my life but I am willing to try anything that works, which is how most of us got here. Good luck!

What form of cannabis do you take? Awesome information...thank you!

How does cannabis help our j-pouch? Does it slow “things” down? I just started using it to help me sleep. But oh my gosh, if it helps in other ways...hook me up! 

Just retired as a flight attendant, so now I can actually take stuff that is better for me...no more randum drug tests. 🤗 Thank you for your help!

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