Wow! See, this is so confusing for me. I just got diagnosed in May with Crohn's, but the constant diarrhea has not been the problem; it's constipation. I was in so much discomfort last week that I had to use an enema and was ridiculously backed up and it was painful. I always had bowel problems as a kid, and the pieces are starting to come together regarding this illness and how it came to be for me: stomach/abdominal cramping and my mom constantly giving me enemas...Vitamin A deficiency at 12 yrs old...I'm a little scared because there doesn't seem to be enough info on the Crohn's patients who get constipated. I also take anti-depressants, which also cause constipation. My dietician wants me on a "low residue diet" so that the strictures in my small intestine can heal; but that low amount of fiber (no more than 13 grams a day) doesn't help either. I am taking Miralax now and it helps, but I don't feel like it completely eliminates me. I am grateful you are all here, and I look forward to any info/suggestions you can send my way. God bless and to lindsay827, I've only had one incident where I got out of my car and with no warning, I soiled my pants (I was at the library). And I was mortified. The fact that you were having diarrhea 20 times a day???; my heart just sank for you. This illness is not something I would wish on my worst enemy...I hope all goes well for you....View Thread
Hi, I'm 52 and recently was diagnosed with Crohn's in May of this year. I was advised to take Miralax every day instead of Colace or using enemas (not good to do often). I mix it in my apple juice and it doesn't change the taste or texture of it. I've been having a lot of problems with constipation for a very long time and I guess having strictures doesn't help matters. Right now the dietician has me on a "low residue diet" and I am so frustrated trying to figure out what's okay to eat. I know what I CAN'T eat, just about everything. I noticed that I didn't have as severe of a problem when I took probiotics. I've only been taking Miralax for a week now, but it is helping. I hope that helps at least a little. Hope you feel better... View Thread
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