I am the same way. I have 3-4 BM's 1st am and I am usually ok until later afternoon. Does anyone experience tenderness and hear there stomach rumbling and gargling hours after making a BM?
That is me. And it usually is smaller amounts. Yes, I have tenderness, of course, if I'd quit pressing around on myself all the time in my abdominal area I might not be and also, I feel a constant tightness in my upper gut area all the time, only if I get around to doing something that occupies my time do I not think about
it and it goes away. And of course, I hear gurgling and feel the gas 3/4 of the day. Worse at night and early morning. Of course, when these things occur my stress levels rise very sharply. And tonight I have heartburn. I think I am having some problems with the taking of the Asacol maybe, I read all the side effects of them and a good deal of it sounds like what I'm experiencing. I took it one time before with no problem, but a person's system can change with age I am sure as to tolerating medicines. I've noticed more also when using the bathroom that it seems like I can feel it moving down from my upper part of my intestine, never noticed that before now. No diarrhea or bleeding for me though. Weird.
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.
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