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Maintaining thicker output while sick

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BigMike322
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I got a sore throat over the weekend.  It was really bad Monday.  I've been drinking a lot of propel and gatorade (even more than usual).  Last night my out put got thin so I ate a toasted turkey sandwich and some potatoe chips.  Thing is I don't feel hungry but I don't want to manage watery out put. I forgot my sandwiches for lunch today but I still have 2 bananas, 2 things of applesauce, a yogurt, and potatoe chips.  I'm hopeing this will thicken my out put up somewhat and keep it that way till I get off.  I do 12 hour shifts.  Any tricks or hacks would be greatly appreciated.   I did take some Metamucil before I left (I should have taken it the last 2 days). And I also have imodium with me. 


   
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BigMike322
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And I had my morning smoothie.


   
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Hi Mike, You have mention all my go to foods. Only other would be marshmallows. Also what about some of the gelling agents for the bag. Would keep that output thicker 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hey @bigmike322, I've been pretty sick the last week, so this is something I've had to deal with.

I haven't really eaten much at all since last Thursday, so while my output has slowed to nearly nothing, liquid output took over.

I've been using gelling products in my bag, and I don't have to worry about forcing myself to eat foods to thicken things up. When I can eat more, it'll balance out.

But, if I did have to eat something to thicken my output up, it would probably be oats. Easy to make, healthy, cheap, and it'll thicken things right up!

I hope you're feeling better soon.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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BigMike322
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Good call.  I did eat oatmeal on Monday.  Last bag empty about 30 minutes ago was thicker.  Weird thing was Monday and most of Tuesday I had a lit of outnput and it was thick and I was mostly just drinking gatorade and propel.  


   
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 T J
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Late to the party, but for what it's worth, I'm on a daily regimen of Loperamide. I take 3 a day to slow down things. This may help.

My doctor  wrote me a prescription so my insurance covers most of the cost.

The Metamucil, i have used early on but I felt bloated slugging down a glass in the morning.


 


   
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VeganOstomy
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Posted by: @t-j

I'm on a daily regimen of Loperamide. I take 3 a day to slow down things.

Is this dose the standard, or is it more/less than what's typically taken? Glad it's working for you!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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 T J
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@veganostomy  I have been on the 3 a day since battling with ulcerative colitis from about 1985. Along with other meds as needed for flare ups.

I ended up with a j pouch for 17 years and basically continued with the Loperamide.

After I got my ileostomy my doctor and nurse were pretty much what ever works. (within reason).

 


   
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BigMike322
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I do the imodium regularly although not as frequently as before.


   
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