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I have come a long way in 2 years but confused. I still take morphine sulphate but less to make bm solid. My question is I was always told to drink a lot of water. It is counterproductive but required for hydration.  Can I get by on say  Ccouple glasses of water without causing possibility of blockage


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All I can say is now that at its cooler out I have to remind myself to drink.  Or my body tells me. With the cramps.  

In my fingers,  toes.  Diaphragm.  Those are bad.  Legs. 

Not enough  water.  

This is just me but I was told also to drink alot.  When I had a pouch.  I now  have an end ileo now  but I still feel it's important.  For me anyways.  It's individual. 


Bill, you can tell if you're getting (and absorbing!) enough water by paying some attention to your urination. If you're peeing 3-4 times daily, and it's light-colored, then you're well-hydrated. If it's dark or less frequent then your body needs more fluid. If you withhold water to get your stool thicker you're very likely to regret it. I use soluble fiber (Metamucil, Konsyl, etc.) to bulk up the stool.

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