Interesting question. Sometimes when I'm at home and have to go urgently (within 15-20 seconds), I think, "Thank goodness I was at home for that." But then when I'm at the grocery store with my son and can't go anywhere, I feel like I can get it under control if I stop what I'm doing and take deep breaths and concentrate on relaxing my body. I wonder how much of my urgency is mind over matter sometimes. I know that saying that is like blasphemy in this forum, but that's been my experience.
In case you're wondering why I won't go in the grocery store bathroom, the last time I went to go use it I opened the door and saw a turd on the seat. Apparently some of us having urgency issues and some of us having aiming issues. Ha!
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG (as needed).
Diet/Exercise: Trying sunflower seed thing. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Showing improvement after a few days with sunflower seeds.