I was given stool tests, blood tests and endoscopy in 2002 because of so much diarreha. All the test came out negative, except when he took a biopsy of my colon durning the endoscopy, he said it showed microscopic colitis, put me on 12 asacol tablets a day for a month. Everything went away and didnt have another problem till September this year. This was after being under great stress with mother in law having cancer, being hospitalized 2 months, being there daily, all day, and into the night. Not eating, or eating very little. She passed away august 10 2005 and September 1, i started with constant diarreha, and it was like that for 3 weeks before i contacted my Gastro doc again. Went in, and he talked to me in length about what was going on, at that time, i was dehydrated and had lost the weight. He, told to give him stool samples, and he did, 12 different tests on those. All came back negative including c-diff, parasite etc. He then did blood tests they came back okay. He said, they had been having good luck with patients on entocort ec with IBS-D. So thats why he was putting me on it. And it did work, first pill i took, the diarreha stopped. And didnt have anymore till, January 2006. No, i havent had an endoscopy done. im56yr old female and he said he did the colonscopy both small and large bowl. I have only had one incident this time of being awakened in the night with a bowel movement. And can go several days without diarrea, but when i do, its like not formed but watery. just brown water. I cant afford more tests right now, i have no insurance. And cant get insurance. So, thats my dilema i guess.
im trying to make it without the entocort ec, although i do have some. I do have bloating, and gas and rumbling of my stomach alot.