How can one determine what is normal? Some days I go once, and other days I may go 4 times. But they are always normal in appearance, no diarrhea, no bleeding. I have read that 3 or 4 times a day for some people is not abnormal.
What I cannot tolerate is this on and off problems with what feels like a catch in my side. I can always feel what appears to be gas when this occurs. This occurred 4 times last year and this is February and this has been going on for a little over a month now.
It takes me several months to get over this. It is mainly in the lower left side of my colon that I feel this. Some days it is practically nonexistent, and other days it is present for a good while. My gastro doctor said it is not colon related.
I notice stinging sensations also all around that area and my upper abdomen also. Drives me crazy. I wish this would go away.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.