Hello, I was just wondering if someone could explain the difference between mild, moderate and severe IBS. I've been diagnosed with UC and after a colonoscopy found that wasn't the problem this time, my doctor believes I probably also have IBS as well.
So needless to say I've been researching that now. What I have found is that there are three categories of symptoms, mild, moderate and severe. Compared to a person with UC my symptoms are pretty mild -- and I thank god for that. But since it's not UC and is most likely IBS, I'm wondering where I fit in. Are my symptoms severe, mild or moderate. It also seems to change depending on what I eat.
Just curious if there are any certain criteria or anything like that....
Diagnosed about five years ago with UC -- wasn't too extensive.
Lost insurance and had a bad flare for a couple of months without any treatment -- couldn't afford them.
Took Prednisone for about two months to go into a remission, with minor flares, that lasted for two years.
While in remission I started on Rowasa enemas and then switched to Asacol.
Back on both Rowasa -- 1 night -- and Asacol 3 pills 3xday