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Re: my diary

Postby student » 08 Jun 2014, 07:09

i starting using dr wheatgrass once a day, and nitro twice a day, so far so good there. downside is over the past 24 hours i have had diarrhea 6 times, 2-6 hours apart. i think the finger support method is helping. if i didnt have the diarrhea the pain after would be noticeably less than a week ago. i am not on any laxatives. i will go to the doctor this week to get checked for gluten intolerance and IBS. i know i already am lactose intolerant. i feel fine other than the frequent diarrhea. sitting on soft surfaces has gotten easier, but walking and bending over are still difficult.
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Re: my diary

Postby Flaneur » 08 Jun 2014, 07:55

I'm interested to hear how you go with the wheatgrass. I use it a couple of times a day, mixed with coconut oil.
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Re: my diary

Postby student » 08 Jun 2014, 08:09

will do! let me know how it goes for you also
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Re: my diary

Postby Roidsfizzman » 08 Jun 2014, 08:27

Hi Student,

I am sorry to hear that you are having a diffucult time. Stay positive and do not let the fissure beat your down as there will be a day that you will recovey and look back on it as part of life.

I deal with IBS from time to time. When I would get diarrhea, I had to stop the stool softner to end the diarrhea. If I did not start up the stool softner again at the correct time with a half or quarter dose, I would get a hard stool and be back at square one with the fissure. I took a less dose to restart the stool softner and increased the dose accordingly because I did not want the diarrhea to start up again. Keeping the stools at the right texture for me is the hardest part of the recovery.
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Re: my diary

Postby student » 08 Jun 2014, 08:35

Roids - do you know what foods trigger your IBS? i know everyones different but it may give me some insight.
i havent had the hardest time keeping the stools soft. i had one retear - not back to square 1 - i got cocky and ate pasta. i havent taken a stool softener in about 5 days, but i have been eating wheat-based "sausage" with whole wheat bread. before the fissure i would rarely eat bread at all, just a preference. now there is a whole laundry list of things i cannot eat. i also want to see a dietician.
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Re: my diary

Postby Roidsfizzman » 08 Jun 2014, 09:01

Hi Student,

For me I do not know what starts the IBS because at times I can eat most foods. When I get a bad bout of IBS, I start up the probiotic Align with some yogurt with my oatmeal in the morning and this helps put me back on track.
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Re: my diary

Postby student » 08 Jun 2014, 09:23

im lactose intolerant :(
also i think my fissure may be infected, its generating yellow liquid that causes burning and sharp pains. i have an appointment with the crs this tuesday. i will see a gp and dietician this week also.
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Re: my diary

Postby Scientist2516 » 08 Jun 2014, 09:35

citric acid is used as a preservative. There is a lot of citric acid in citrus fruits. I suppose it can all contribute to acidity in your food.

I don't see how using the finger support could cause a fissure in other places, but..............it's always rash to say that such and such CAN'T happen! Still, it does seem unlikely.
Nifedipine/lidocaine, no help
Diltiazem, effective, but caused major rash
Nitroglycerine, effective.
Topical estrogen for final healing.
Gentle heat to bottom - pain relief, muscle relaxant
Kondremul mineral oil
Time - lots of time.
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Re: my diary

Postby student » 10 Jun 2014, 15:28

well i saw the CRS today, she said the fissure is slightly less, but there is an inflamed skin tag right next to it and also more inflammation in general. i have been having diarrhea every 5 hours or so since saturday morning, so i was referred to a GI specialist. the CRS thinks it might be an infection or Crohn's disease. i might have to get a colonoscopy, which bothers me because i still have the fissure and dont want to tear more. im not feeling well at all
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Re: my diary

Postby student » 16 Jun 2014, 18:08

well i got a sigmodoscopy, no sedation, it was not pleasant. i have severe inflammation and malnutrition and was diagnosed with crohn's. :( im not in a good mood. i will be back at the doctor wed for blood tests and next monday to go over the results. as of now i have been put on uceris. i hope it makes the diarrhea less frequent but not firm. my fissure is unhappy from all the diarrhea lately, but firm stools would be worse. when this started i had just begun to notice some improvement in the fissure pain, now it is a step backward.
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