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    Thank you for the advice. Imodium did clear up...

    Thank you for the advice. Imodium did clear up the issue.
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    @funklab thank you for the information and...

    @funklab thank you for the information and experience.

    You say to take it at night but I was told it was important to take it with food. So I try to take it with a meal, which is usually before I...
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    Long term low dose nitrofurantoin

    I have been prescribed long term low dose (50 mg/day) nitrofurantoin to help manage recurrent klebsiella aerogenes. First I had a short course of a stronger antibiotic, then a several months long...
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    Docusate sodium efficacy

    Some online sources suggest that there is little evidence that docusate sodium is helpful either for stool softening or to alleviate constipation, despite its being widely prescribed.

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    Antibiotic-related digestive problems

    I keep having to take antibiotic courses due to UTIs. They seem to be causing increasingly severe diarrhea several times per day. I have been trying Citrucel and a probiotic, Visbiome, to no effect....
  6. Thread: leakage issues

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    I have not had urodynamic studies for at least 7...

    I have not had urodynamic studies for at least 7 years. I would say my urologist is not a specialist in neurologic urology, but at the same time I am not sure it is logistically feasible to see such...
  7. I use the General Tools 80560 telescoping LED...

    I use the General Tools 80560 telescoping LED lighted inspection mirror, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052EE1EU/ . However, I find it only lasts about 5 months or so before it needs to be...
  8. Thread: leakage issues

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Another thing I am...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Another thing I am worried about here is the only way to keep this under control for now is to drink less, but when I do not drink enough I tend to get UTIs.

    Also I...
  9. Thread: leakage issues

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    leakage issues

    For the past year I have been experiencing increased urinary leakage and incontinence, even though I intermittently cath 5 times per day. This is not due to a UTI; I just finished an antibiotic...
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    As usual I don't have any suggestions. I had this...

    As usual I don't have any suggestions. I had this issue when I did have diarrhea for several weeks recently. I would usually get a growling warning before an accident. But it basically meant for two...
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    I've had less luck with Tempurpedic than, say, 7...

    I've had less luck with Tempurpedic than, say, 7 years ago. I am not sure whether this is because Tempurpedic changed or I have though.
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    I once found that a muscle relaxant, baclofen,...

    I once found that a muscle relaxant, baclofen, was very helpful for pain. Maybe the Valium could help with spasticity in some of the muscles controlling the bowel? I have no idea here.
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    This happened to me, started around T10 and wound...

    This happened to me, started around T10 and wound up around T3. Probably due to a syrinx, which was found on an MRI. I chose not to operate and and it stopped getting worse.
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    Stage 1 pressure sore re-reddening easily?

    I have what I think is a stage 1 pressure sore where I sit. It was initially caused by some bowel problems requiring even more time than usual on the toilet.

    After I lie on my side for a long...
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    I had them removed for pain. It was a much bigger...

    I had them removed for pain. It was a much bigger operation and definitely inpatient. This was decades ago. Didn't help the pain much but it did let them get MRIs which made it clearer what was going...
  16. Thread: Mysterious burn

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    I am pretty sure it was a burn. I think it was...

    I am pretty sure it was a burn. I think it was from hot and sour soup delivery a few days ago. It is starting to heal.
  17. Thread: Mysterious burn

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    It goes from the front of the knee down the...

    It goes from the front of the knee down the inside of the leg ending up at the sole. They say it is a burn and are prescribing burn ointments. They say maybe I spilled soup on the kneecap and the...
  18. Thread: Mysterious burn

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    Mysterious burn

    I had a thin red rash from the bottom of my foot to my knee. I went urgent care who said it was lymphangitis and sent me to the ER. They said it was a burn. It was blistering and oozing pus.

    I...
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    Well one certainly should see a dermatologist. I...

    Well one certainly should see a dermatologist. I typically find most things work for a while then stop. Desonide works very well for me, but should not be overused. There is a DHS Zinc shampoo that...
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    losing sense of taste?

    My sense of taste is starting to lessen a lot. And I really love good food. Could this be due to all the Kristalose (lactulose) I take, and have been for many years? (I mean, I only take Kristalose,...
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    Maybe that is why Data never used contractions...

    Maybe that is why Data never used contractions (in the old Star Treks) :geek:
  22. Thread: Possible c.diff

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    OK apologies for my seemingly endless posts on...

    OK apologies for my seemingly endless posts on this subject, which constantly gets annoying in novel ways.

    Anyway, the c.diff test was negative. The symptoms are improving (6 days after they...
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    iPad input issues

    When posting from an iPad, apostrophes and quotes seem to be converted by the default posting software to question marks. For example the possessive of gift renders as gift?s, which displays after...
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    Moderators: please delete this thread. I changed...

    Moderators: please delete this thread. I changed my mind about posting it.
  25. Thread: Possible c.diff

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    Possible c.diff

    I have been experiencing multiple accidents per day for the past three days, approximately one week after finishing a course of Levaquin for UTI. Other than some fatigue there are no other physical...
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