I'm a UCer but I think I have IBS and food intolerance issues as well. I'm coming out of a UC flare. I notice that my colon seems to have become ultra ultra sensitive.
For instance one day I will have just 1 BM. The following day I can have 4 BM. I can't seem to equate the frequency to how much I've eaten on or before that day.
Today I had a semi solid BM in the morning - solid but just a bit of water. 4 hours later I had D. 1 hour later I had a perfect BM - no water, no mucus, no gas - just perfect stools. This really confuses me.
If anyone can pass on advice or comments on the above it would be great. I'm new to the "IBS/IBD" game and sometimes its hard to get your head around what exactly your body is telling you.
Thanks in advance.
I would never use the terms "perfect stool" to describe anything that I produce! In fact, I can tell you the exact date of the last good, healthy and "perfect" BM I had! June 16th, 2007! A day that will live in infamy!
A typical day for me is a morning BM that basically looks like something a cat would leave in the litter box. Grinding pain with terrible gas follows for a few hours. If I am lucky, I will have a semi-loose, unformed deposit in the afternoon. Grinding pain will follow and increase markedly after I eat. If I am lucky, I will have explosive D in the evening, a mixture of mostly liquid with a few stray solids. There may still be some gas but I will feel less bloated.
A bad day for me is a morning "BM" that looks like something a rabbit would leave in it's cage. Grinding pain will follow for hours. There will be lots of gas that will explode out of me. No BM. I will have something to eat. Grinding or sharp pain complete with trapped gas will follow for hours. If I am lucky, a cat sized deposit will result sometime before bed. If not, I pray that the morning will bring better luck.
A good day for me is a morning BM that looks like a human adult just went to the bathroom! Little or no pain will follow. Maybe a little gas that passes easily. I will eat something for dinner. There will be some normal gas followed by a respectable evacuation. I will feel empty, not bloated, not gassy. Those days are few and far between!