Here is an idea I use. If I have to be in one place for 6-8 hours, I take two dose cups of Pepto Bismo. For me that stops the BMs for maybe a whole day. I take it until my stools turn black then stop until they return to the natural color so I don't block with it. I used to take liquid Immoium in addition to my 9 tablets per day but have found the Pepto Bismo faster and cheaper. If my stomach starts to churn while sleeping, I take a dose then and go back to sleep.
I have been on Remicade for a year but had a reaction so had to stop. Now I'm back on Imuran, not desiring to take Humira, if I can get away with it.
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Thought eye was healing and started taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) as treating the eye. Wrong. In October eye was not stabilized. 11/07 Started Remicade to try and reduce the ocular inflamation of the Scleritis since I had been requiring more and more Prednisone to keep the eye quiet. 12/07, retina tares and detaches again. Started Remicade every 4 weeks plus 20mg of Prednisone per day. Six months and seven infusions later, good eye is back to 20/14. Bad eye is 20/70. Had cataract surgery on June 05 on bad eye. Eye returned to a correctable visionary level of 20/40. Life looks good (literally) today.
Married with 4 grandkids.