Hey out there- I’ve been searching for a forum like this for weeks - frustrated about all of the advice and books out there on how to go Keto - but almost nothing for folks with no colon. I’ve been colon free - as a result of UC since 2004- and as I’m sure you all can relate - I couldn’t put weight on for years - and even after it took years to gain weight. Well about 10 years ago - the weight just started to come on like you wouldn’t believe - like 10 pounds a year - even with CrossFit - jogging - different diets - nothing works because of the pain I experience as a result of the foods I have tried. The pain is only manageable with Ibuprophen and literally inserting lidocaine up my (you can guess) - but burn, pain, sometimes so bad I cannot sit - sever pouchitis and the like. I’ve learned a lot about how to maintain my pain - often at the expense of my weight because things like bread and white rice, etc. are popular with my pouch.
Anyway - I am healthy — and decided I HAVE to do something. My blood pressure is creeping up and there is a lot of hypertension, dementia, etc., in my gene pool - not interested in letting my genes control the future.
I’ve done tons of research on good organic grass fed, pasture raised meat - organic veggies, etc. - and am now on the Keto journey. I’m about 2 weeks into it - fairly strictly and am seeing some positive results but some negative.
Negative - a very fast pulse - elevated while I go through the adaptation phase. This does not worry me as much as the fire hose liquid coming out of my bottom - I drink bone broth, take Immodium, supplement with minerals, Potassium, Magnesiuuum, Iron, Zinc - etc. - I have BHB’s - drink plenty of water etc. Everything I read says it will pass - go away after 3 to 4 weeks. Is anyone else experiencing anything like this? I just want to to know that I am not alone- this JPouch thing is lonely at times.