Hey guys. Just a warning to those who don't want to read on, this involves bm's and their collateral damage.
So, lately I've been taking a new medication that has the unfortunate side effect of loose, oily, stools. I've been doing well until very recently where things have become REALLY loose and oily (uncontrollable leakage) and I've been experiencing up to 5-6 bm's a day for a few days now. They are mostly smaller, but very oily and not solid in nature.
I know this is a side effect of my new med, in combination with the stress of a new move and pretty bad diet (I just got my kitchen cleared and am now cooking again). I was expecting the troubles and the increase in changes resulting in showers, not a problem. However, I was not prepared for what a pain in the backside this would actually be, literally.
For those of you that experience bowel issues more frequently than I (which is very rare but for the last few days), how do you take care of "back there"? It feels like a thousand stinging cuts now, very raw and uncomfortable. It's not fun to sit right now, and I can imagine walking being impaired before too long if I can't find relief. And that's not acceptable as I'll be walking upwards of three miles a day starting Monday.
How can I foster healing, and bring some welcome relief? I fear the next bm now. I hope for more regular and solid mass soon thanks to a more normal diet, but that also frightens me. I'll be glad to regain control though. I know that "airing out" would be of tremendous value, but I dare not go unprotected for more that fifteen minutes (urine production has been elevated recently as well). If any of you guys know of an over the counter miracle cure, I'd be most appreciative!