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I had my takedown 5 years ago, I found a med combination of daily Cipro and continuous loperamide which made me feel normal again - but now that I’m 8 weeks pregnant (yay!) I have of course had to stop everything. Does anyone have any tips? Frequency is up, night bms are up, burning is definitely up ... I’ll try anything that’s safe for baby!




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Did your doc advise you to stop meds? I took a couple courses of Flagyl (first and second trimester) during my pregnancy for pouchitis. I also continued my lopranimide, lomotil, and promethazine as needed throughout. 


As a side note, I finally bit the bullet and gave up dairy after my pregnancy and have not needed any meds except over the counter Imodium for my pouch. If you know your trigger foods trying to cut them out could help.

congratulations on your pregnancy!!!


Next, have you tried any natural thickeners like psyllium husk or Metamucil? You can probably get the same or similar products from a health food store too if you are worried.

I agree with the elimination diet too. Try removing only one food group from your diet, keep a journal, give it a few days before expecting results, and write down how your body reacts.

If there is no change then try a different food group.

I generally suggest to cut out all dairy first...if it works, then great, if not, try cutting our all wheat flour (other grains can be fine).

If you still have problems try cutting out sugar (yes, even fruits for a few days)...then slowly introduce them one type at a time...

The food diary will be your best will give you a good idea what does and does not work for you.

Good luck


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