We just got this email from Tom, and he is new to seeking online support to figure out the complication he is dealing with. Could you all take a peak at his concern and see if you have any insight. Also, we encourage our readers to post their questions/concerns at jpouch.org because that is a thriving discussion board tha can offer great insight as well.
My J Pouch has been in place since 9/2005. I immediately started having problems with the number of bowel movements I experienced on a daily basis – sometime numbering 20 – 25. My Dr. tried a number of drugs to “slow down” my system but nothing helped. I have seen a nutritionist only to be told after two contacts that she couldn’t help me. To this day I continue to have 12 – 18 bowel movements a day. I am currently undergoing a physical exam to see whether or not there are any other contributing factors to my frequency problem. Needless to say, I am suffering from this problem.
Has someone who “had” a similar problem and beat it or severely reduced the daily number of movements.