My BM's have been like that for almost a year now - formed kind of clumps, which I label as LBM's - loose bowel movements!
Since January, I believe I've been in a full flare as every BM has been like you described. Plus abdominal burning. Gas. Dry heaves/vomiting while having the LBM. The LBM's are waking me up in the middle of the night, too, which has made me tired, cranky, achy and just overall fatigued to the point of non-concentration.
I keep a daily food and bowel journal. Food never seems to be a culprit for my flares.
This is by far the longest flare I've had since being Dx...I'm TRYING to get an appointment with my GI BEFORE my regularly scheduled 6-month appt. with him in June. I just don't think I can wait any longer.
I'm HOPEFUL that my problem is simply SBBO - Small Bowel Bacteria Overgrowth. The last time I was this sick I was given amoxicillin/biaxin to clear up an HPylori bacteria and 6 months later I was given Flagyl to clear up any "excess" bacteria in the small bowel. After that, I went into remission for 4 years. Evidently, there's only suppose to be about 100,000 bacteria in your small intestine...more than that, and you'll get sick.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue