Codeine for iliostomy output.

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Hi. Everyone. Think most people are familiar with me. Temporary iliostomy after bowel resection. My problem now( another one) is I have too much output and it's too thin. Ive tried everything( think I posted about it before) ,Immodium food etc. now doc has me on codeine to slow and thicken output.  It's obviously slowing things down but I now have pain back in surgical sites, left, where he did resection, and right , at the iliostomy site after I eat, bad enough that I have to sit down, and that pain had practically gone. Only started again when I started codeine . It passes eventually, but I don't think I could put up with this for another 6 weeks until reversal has this happened to anyone else? I can only guess it's the food passing the surgical site etc . Has anyone had experience with codeine for this? Thanks for any replies . 😀

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    Hi Rhiannon,

       I know we have spoken before. I did not have an ileostomy. Codeine makes sense since it’s constipating. But did they try Benefiber? That helped me a lot. Don’t get discouraged , some days I feel crappy still. It’s been about 10 wks

    It’s not easy for sure. I’ve said recovery has been the hard part. Surgery was easy for me but still dealing with occ pain, nausea and diarrhea. But way better than I was !!


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