I have diarrhea every day. Watery, crazy diarrhea a lot of the time. It took me two years to get from going up to 20 times a day to below 5. Lots of trial and error, and sometimes I still have my 10+ days. They still have no clue what's wrong, but I don't really care anymore as long as I don't crap my pants. Yes, I'm a little jaded...but can't let it ruin my life. My advice is: take the 1-2 times a day and run with it! That's great that the Colestid is working so well. You may need to try other med avenues, but if something works, rejoice!
It takes some time getting used to it, that much I know. I know how frustrating it is, and believe me when I tell you that your docs are probably frustrated too. I used to think my doc was just being a stupidhead but now I know he just doesn't know what to do with such a refractory (i.e., not responding to treatment) case.
Hey there gang,
I have had diarrhea now for 4 years , everyday, sometimes as many as 12-15 times per day and well after every test known to man, colonscopies,endoscopes, push enteroscopes,barium follow thru,which took 7 hrs...aarrgg,,,,cat scans,xrays, and the famous capsule endoscope, they came up with, IBS-D, yep diarrhea is my worst enemy, man I would love to have a great big normal poop...the Cholestymine that I drink now gives me "rabbit buttons" and well I guess they are kind of normal, except I have a recatl prolapse so they are mighty hard to get out...I pray every day that I just poop like normal people.......
I am JUST like that! Did anything work for you? I'd do anything to be "normal" again. I go every morning when I wake up and then it may hit me 1 to 2 hours after that.
Any suggestions??? How long did this last for you and how did you find relief??
Wanted to add... how's the appearance of your poop as in shape and colour? For me it is just loose (not watery)and brown.
Also do you get gurgling noise from your stomach and feels like wanted to Bm but ended up like a false alarm??
I am not sure of the Asacol. I have heard horror stories about it. I have heard that it causes worse D. I am so afraid to try it, I have enough D that I really cain't deal with any more. For the past couple of months I have been real bad....I don't know what to do.
Hi, I have diarrhea Everyday!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes can't even make it to the bathroom.( NO CRAMPS OR ANY WARNING) It has been going on for 15 years now and of course gotten much worse! I think every DR. I have seen thinks I'm crazy and has NO idea what I have. I have had every test and been on lots of different meds. I am a new member so any advice would be greatful. Thanks so much, KGB P.S ( going to disney next week for three days, guess I won't be eating!!!!)