Were you treated while your case was somewhat mild? I hope I am correct in thinking I'm also very lucky that I sought treatment right away and got a quick dx and was therefore treated immediately. Maybe it won't progress? Nevertheless, I try to live my life as if it could all change tomorrow (within reaso, I still gotta work and I'm still broke!).
I am very fortunate that I have no D at all and running doesn't effect me at all. I have run a marathon post DX and had no issues at all.
The only foods I avoid are high fiber, red meat and corn and corn products. These things seem to inflame my rectum.
How WOULD I deal with it if I had to go while running? I'd probably not run since it actually hurts me to go poop. If I run too soon after going it is very uncomfortable. I usually go straight fro the toilet to a warm bath.
How is the fissure? Is the 6MP helping? REmicade is the only thing that ever helped me. I tried it all except surgery, I guess!
A large coffee from Starbucks will send me to the bathroom but a small is ok!
This is the oddest disease! 6mo and Pentasa did nothing for my fissure (I'm stil on Pentasa at my request because I don't want to put my eggs in one basket, so to speak) but my sed rate was always normal. Hope your rates are getting better!
Before Remicade my fissure was so horrible that I would lie on the floor and cry with my wife having one hand on the phone for the emergency room. I have never experienced a worse pain. Driving to work standing up, lying on the floor when I got there, losing 25 pounds just because I never wanted to poop again...yeah, it as BAD!!! I hope you can get some relief. I wasted a ton of time and money (and life) using other remedies before deciding Remicade was worth the risk of death at the time (I was scared BAD to use it!).
Yes, my GI is just looking at the non-responsiveness of all traditional drugs to determine mine is severe. I guess his thinking was "we better do something before you start getting real sick because it looks like these drugs aren't going to stop it!". I think he's a good doctor in general but I have disagreed with him on many things.