Re: Chronic Diarrhea After Resectioning
Welcome to the boards, and I hope you get some suggestions here that will work for you. I have a couple of thoughts- one is to consider that there is increasing evidence that Crohns and UC both may be associated with food intolerances, especially gluten. Many people also have dairy protein allergies and lactose intolerance. There are blood tests to check for lactose intolerance, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. That is the most scientific way to find out. The other possible way is to eliminate both dairy and gluten in diet for 1-2 months, and see if it helps. Then you can reintroduce each item separately to see if the diarrhea returns. Some people get an extensive panel of food allergy blood tests done, but they need to be IGG levels, not IGE, for the more subtle, long term allergies as opposed to severe, anaphylatic type reactions. A functional medicine physician would be tuned into that type allergy testing. Lastly, have you tried taking 1-2 Immodium tabs a day for control? I would check of course with your GI Dr first, but that would slow peristalsis enough to let water be absorbed by the small intestine more easily. I hope others respond as well with ideas. Crohn's is very difficult and it sounds like you have a severe case. Maybe the yogurt is a culprit instead of a help if you are dairy or lactose intolerant. Let us know what ends up working for you!