I have ulcerative colitis, so I know exactly how you feel everytime you get up to go to the bathroom. I asked my doctor for a perscript
ion for LOMOTIL 2.5mg and I only need to take one after my many bm's in the morning and I don't have to run to the toilet for the rest of the day. Its a life saver for me plus it relaxes the intestines so you don't have that knot in your stomache. Metamucil is also important to take, it bulks up the stool and absorbs the water in the colon. I usually take it before bed just in case it makes me gassy.
Daily exercise has helped me also I try to do 1hr a day, it calms the mind and the gut.