It's really hard to know without having a colonoscopy, of course. I had colitis for 8 years with those symptoms, along with mucous and bleeding. Lots of pain that I thought I was going to pass out while sitting on the potty. Then afterward, very weak and had to lie down til the pain passed. Nauseaus a lot of the time too. I am know symptom free.
I am going to suggest that you eliminate all sugar, grains and milk (eat lots of veggies, no corn(really a grain), mushrooms, or potatoes though; fruits such as all berries, green apples, grapefruit,lemons, limes if you can tolerate them, all meats, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts (no peanuts) and see if you don't notice any improvement. Gut problems often have a fungal etiology. If your problems are fungal related, and you starve the yeast/fungus, you will get relief of symptoms. It's tough to follow an antifungal diet, but consider it an experiment of sorts. Within a week or so, if you are feeling better, then you will know you have a fungal problem. If you are eating the Standard American Diet, you are feeding the fungus and won't get better. Grains are "commonly" contaminated with fungal poisons. Corn is ALWAYS contaminated with fungal poisons. Were you ever on antibiotics?- again, a fungal toxin. Also, all my doctors told me changing my diet wouldn't affect my symptoms...well, they were wrong. Within 2 weeks of following the program, I felt so much better that I knew my colitis was fungal related. If you want more info, you can ask here, or email me and I'll forward you the links about fungus and diet. Take care.
Post Edited (Keriamon) : 8/23/2007 3:18:59 PM (GMT-6)