Okay, did you have your rectum removed and the colon attached to the anus, or was there some other surgery? I hate to pry but it will help in determing solutions.
Some things you can try:
1. Metamucil wafers. Everyone swears that the wafers work better than the powder or pills. Eat them before your morning meal.
2. Lomotil or Imodium. Both work to slow down your transit time. With the additional fiber from metamucil and the slowing action of the imodium or lomotil you should see more bulking of stool. Imodium is OTC, lomotil takes an RX. Some find one works better than the other so try both if you need to, not together of course!
3. Things to Avoid. Do not eat or drink anything with sugar in it. Sugar makes for looser stool, even fruit juice. Of course you only need to limit sugar until you get a handle on things.
4. Try to eat bulking foods; oatmeal, rice, pasta. Stay away from fried foods
And my personal favorite, although you may want to try this in small portions, is stove-top popcorn. Nothing brings my system to a screeching halt like popcorn!
With the fiber and imodium/lomotil it will take some experimentation. You might find that you slow things down too much and get uncomfortable, it's all trial and error.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free