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03-04-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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How do I stop diarrhea?

I'm 2 weeks after my Stelara infusion & I know it can take some time to work. GI has given me lomital and told me to take it every 6 hrs as needed which has been round the clock. I still have slight blood, not bad. The D seems to be worse at night. I have been told to eat a high protein diet with little carbs, add veg when I think I can. So I'm wondering should I try a bowl of oatmeal, even tho it's a carb, to see if I can thicken things up, or do you guys think that might be death by oatmeal? Nothing but D since December so getting desperate.
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03-04-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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I've been having brutal water D for a long long time now. Im starting Stelera on Monday and hopefully it'll work. I've been on Prednisone 40mg for a week now but still bloody water and Im losing my mind. Im feeling sick and weak all of the time now and would like for this D to subside a bit. I dont even know how many times im going a day.

That all being said, nothing a really worked for me to slow the D. Ive eaten oatmeal.. Ive eaten everything actually - probably my problem to be honest. But I have done complete grain free for a couple months... stayed away from dairy.. nothing has really made an impact. Now Im just eating whatever - I made a roast brisket with potatoes and carrots yesterday - My symptoms are the same regardless.

If anything works for you, I'd love to hear
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03-04-2017, 01:15 PM   #3
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Be sure to drink enough fluids so you don't get dehydrated. Bananas help me, and rice and oatmeal. You could try a small amount first, and see how it feels. I stay away from fat, because it makes things worse. Hope you feel better soon.
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03-04-2017, 01:33 PM   #4
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The SCD intro diet works really well.
If you're not up for cutting out quite that much, I agree with low carb, high protein, and veggies - you can try boiling and pureeing veggies to make them easier to digest. That is what I have been doing since my most recent flare - along with not cooking with oil, no sugar, grains, lactose...No D for a couple weeks now.
I hope you feel better soon!
03-04-2017, 05:34 PM   #5
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Thanks all. Turftec you are about 2 weeks behind me I think. I was exactly the same as you, got my Stelara 2 weeks ago and things have improved some. I also felt like I was a step away from loosing my mind. Just want the D to stop. Will try the suggestions on here.
03-04-2017, 09:04 PM   #6
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Best wishes! If you decide to try the SCD intro, you can download a free guide that breaks it into simple steps on scdlifestyle.com
That is what I used when I did the intro after my diagnosis.
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