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Thu, Sep 26 7:42pm · Crohn's Disease in Digestive Health

I've had Crohn's disease for many years. My energy level is usually pretty low, but several times a month I get hit with major fatigue that lasts for 3-4 days, and leaves me unable to do just about anything. Have any of you experienced this, and what do you do to get through it ?

Tue, Mar 26 3:43pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

One of the things that I have started experimenting with lately are some simple yoga poses that are aimed at the digestive system.
I don't do them all, because I am not as "stretchy" as the folks who do this stuff every day. I do the ones that I can manage.



I did these over and over in the middle of the night, last night, for about an hour. plus my usual bedtime combo of laxatives and supplements, which has not been working lately. I did NOT want to take another Linzess this morning, and I did not need to. I think the yoga helped just enough to get things moving by morning, and I took over from there. I cannot prove that it actually worked, but I will be doing this every day now

Fri, Mar 22 6:34am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Tiss, could you tell me which magnesium complex that you are using ?

Fri, Mar 22 6:22am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Can you tell me which magnesium complex that you use ?

Tue, Mar 19 5:15pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

I'm very sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time, I hope you find some kind of relief soon

Fri, Mar 15 6:05am · GERD and IBS: Meds causing constipation, laxatives & FODMAP? in Digestive Health

Are your constipation issues related to Crohn's disease by any chance ? The reason I ask, is that I have Crohn's and chronic constipation that has turned into a daily battle. I'm always looking for new strategies to try because I feel like I'm running out of options.

Wed, Mar 13 6:26pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Well right now my main symptoms are constipation, bloating and nausea.
And an almost constant feeling of fatigue. The usual joint pains and some gut pain, but nothing too horrible

Tue, Mar 12 8:03pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

I have Crohn's disease and a redundant/tortuous colon. I have had two bowel resections, one in 2007 and again in 2015, but constipation was never a problem for me until after the second surgery. I've had the Crohn's disease for many years, but did not even know about the redundant colon until a few years ago. I was reading the report after one of many colonoscopies, and saw those words for the first time. I asked the doctor about it, and he said it was nothing to be concerned about. But I am concerned about it. After about three minutes of research, I realized that there was a direct connection between my redundant colon, and my daily battle with constipation and bloating. I go back and forth between trying to get my bowels moving, and spending the whole next day in the bathroom. Sometimes I feel as though there is a lot of trapped gas in the kinks and loops. The doctors haven't offered much advice on any of this. When I asked if the redundant colon was the cause of the chronic constipation, the answer was "maybe"………
Anyway, I accidentally landed here while once again searching for ways to manage this situation, or at least make it a bit more tolerable. The posts I have read here today have been very helpful. I think I will give the Sennokot a try, because my daily Miralax just isn't doing the job, and I don't even want to think about Milk of Magnesia anymore. It sounds like I need to get more fiber as well. But I'm a little concerned about getting too much because of the Crohns. All I have to do is eat a bowl of oatmeal or a banana, and I'm all jammed up. If any of you have Crohn's and redundant colon, I'm open to any ideas. Or even if you don't have Crohn's. I'm also wondering if there are any exercises that would help.