Hi Alibee, I had to have Barium for a test a while ago. It took about 2 weeks for the barium to get out of the my system. As days went by less and less of it was coming out. But I do remember in those immediate few days after it was such a pain especially as it made the stools so heavy and extremlely difficult to flush away - for me it sometimes felt like I had to flush the loo about 50 000 times for it to go lol!!
And you're completely normal to get days when you feel down, frustrated etc, we all get them, I would be surprised at anyone who says they never have. Its normal because if this disease is not under control 100% of the time then it can greatly impact many areas of your life, and that is upsetting and stressful. I need to take some of my own medicine here too when I say to you don't give yourself a hard time about having these days...I think they are healthy to have once in a while cos it means you can get your feelings from deep down out.
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery w/ temp loop ileostomy 9thApril11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron