I posted in the UC section and I'd also like to post here to get input from people with IBS. I have been having bleeding for over 10 months, I was diangosed with Ulcerative Proctitis over two months ago, and at the time my only other symptom to the bleeding was joint pain in my knees. Since my inital diagnosis in April, I started to have horrible pain in my gut, frequency, mushy/watery stools, gas, bloating, and pain in my ankles, hips, back, wrists, and elbows. My doctor told me since I have proctitis that these other symptoms are IBS. I've never had symptoms of IBS and I thought it was funny that it was manifesting at the same time as the UC. Well the bleeding has stopped, occasionally I have a day of bleeding, but I can go about a week between seeing blood. But my other symptoms are still very active. I started treating these symptoms as IBS, I switched to the BRAT diet, no relief, I stopped eating altogether, very little relief, I have now cut out dairy, gluten, sugar, preservatives, corn, and soy, and I'm still having no relief. Does anyone with IBS see symptoms despite what they eat or does this seem to be something other than IBS?
DX Ulcerative Proctitis in April 2013 - Symptoms since August 2012 - Still no remission.
Canasa 1000 mg 2x daily, Lialda 1.2gm 4x daily
I eat only organic fruits, veggies, meats, and nuts (no peanuts) that I prepare myself.