I wondered about my lack of weight loss too from time to time. I wonder why I am not just wasting away with everything coming out of me so fast and in such great quantities.
I think the reason must be because I am a militant food eater. I will pretty much eat through anything, lack of appetite, pain, nausea, etc. I rarely vomit so I keep down what I put in.
For me the worse thing I can do for my body is not eat regularly so I am totally committed to a daily regimen of good quality, nutritional food of many different varieties at least three times a day. I use a joking tone, but I am serious - I have to eat or I get sicker.
Maybe you are like me and your body doesn't give up a calorie without a fight and after your eight months of diarrhea your body has adjusted and holds onto what it can. I think also it is probably true that the diarrhea some of us with UC have doesn't rob us of as much calories as the diarrhea that arises from other reasons.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa