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02-01-2006, 11:55 AM
It seems like everytime I have a bowel movement it makes my IC flare up. It usually will settle down in about an hour. Being that it takes my body three or four bowel movements a day it seems like I am always running. Does anybody else have this problem.
02-01-2006, 01:13 PM
I have had this problem. You may want an antispasmodic....but my concern first is do you know why so many BMs? regardless: don't push try to relax ....use moisture, heat, and cold on your pelvic musscles.
Anyway...you may want an antispasmodic like Hyoscyamine that will work on both the muscles of your bowels and your bladder since they effect each other.
02-05-2006, 09:27 AM
I have IBS as well as IC. Most of the time whether I have diarrhea or constipation, I still have to strain. This indeed does get my IC going! (Not mention the hemmrhoids! :hmm: So right now, in the middle of a flare I have the other two lovely problems as well! I have been in this house all weekend and feeling sorry for myself because no one really understands, well except you all! I am so thankful that I have all of you!!! :grouphug: I too go several times a day, like every time I eat anything! I have had a colonoscopy and all is well... (That is what they think!) :rolleyes: Anyway, I know how you feel and I am here for you to vent to if you need to! Thanks for listening to me!
02-06-2006, 03:23 PM
I have had a colonoscopy and I take antispasmatic med. I do have chronic infalatory colitis, IBS, Gerd, a lazy stomach and the list can go on. I see may gastro doc. in march so I will ask him then. Thanks for your help. Sometimes I feel like all I do is take medications to get through the day.
02-06-2006, 04:16 PM
what antispasmodic do you take?
I know well what it is like to have multiple problems with your digestive system. I have had my colon removed from ulcerative colitis and they made a pouch to replace it which is ulceratively inflammed too. It also has prolapsed. I also have IBS, GERD, Gastritis, Gallstones, a history of perforated ulcer and ulcers. That is just the digestive tract and with that list it is possible I missed something.
It isn't uncommon for bowel movements to be hard on your IC...but if they are loose which is common with colitis you may want to put a lot of effort into cleanning well and keeping any from getting on your urethra. Beyond that don't push! (believe it you pay for it...those flares may be one sign but my prolapse is another) Good luck with your appointment!:grouphug:
Kim, Straining when your bowels are loose is something to discuss with your doctor. It can be because of severe PFD which makes some sense with the hemmroids. :grouphug:
02-07-2006, 06:28 AM
I had to go and get the box of all of my pills to answer your questions. I take
Bentyl every 8 hrs as need for pain
prilosec 1 cap 2xa day
levsin 1 tab under tongue every 8 hours as needed for abdominal pain
reglin 1 tab orally 15 min before meals
dipentum 2 cap 2x a day with food
Thats just the GI trac meds. the list goes on for other conditions.
I feel like all I do sometimes is take pills.
I know that God is in control and he will take care of it all.
02-07-2006, 07:57 AM
I know the feeling of feeling like all you do is take pills. For me to eat I need pills...to drink milk I need pills, 3 times a day I need pills, to sleep I need pills, and that is just the daily stuff on my list. :grouphug: I only meant that if your only taking an antispasmodic for IC it may not help the bowels. I take it reglin is the antispasmodic, I don't know the med. Sure hope your doing better soon and your gastro can help you. :grouphug:
02-07-2006, 01:47 PM
Thank-you for your concern. I hope your doing well also.
02-07-2006, 04:05 PM
Katrina, PFD? Is that like PID? I did have the colonscopy and they did not find anything. I had a terrible weekend with another flare from IC and then yesterday and today the IBS is acting up sooooooooooo bad. My rear end is in horrible condition! Bigred I hope you are feeling better!
02-07-2006, 04:12 PM
PFD stands for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. It is a tightening and/or weakening of the pelivic floor musscles. Most IC patients have it to some degree.
What does PID stand for?
Sorry your IBS is flaring. I hope you feel better soon! :grouphug:
02-08-2006, 12:56 PM
PID is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Thanks for your help! Just knowing someone else has been there is worth more than a thousand doctors!
02-15-2006, 09:58 AM
For those who have IBS-C did your doc recommend adding fiber to your diet? My OB/GYN did when I was 18. I started taking fibercon tablets, they gave me gas:( When Citrucel came out with their tablets I was about to scream for joy! I've been taking Wal Mart's brand of Citrucel tablets for a long time now, they really help me. I also eat as much oatmeal as I can, I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies when I get a massive chocolate craving & it goes through me smooth. I have a supplement that I take when I eat cheese & I can't even tell that I've eaten it, it is wonderful! Also I did see a Gastroenterologist like 4 years ago & had the barium stuff done, fasted for 2 days (not fun!) I forget the name of the procedure but @ that time he even said I don't have severe IBS-C & to keep up what I was already doing. Feel free to PM or e-mail me with questions:-)
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