Is this a real issue? I've heard some people on here say their GI's have told them they have it- I think I do too! Here's why- the past 2-3 weeks, I've been really irregular- I had been having 4-6 bm's a day, in the AM, formed, no blood. But lately, I'll go for 2-3 days with maybe 1-2 bm's, very small. Then on the 3rd or 4th day, I have incredibly painful gas & cramps, & then I'm on the toilet for hours- passing massive amounts! Formed, no blood, no D except when I get near the end of the whole ordeal. It's like my colon just stopped working normally, no peristalsis. And it just holds onto everything until there's no more room, then it all comes out in one fell swoop.
It sems to be prompted by a meal, after I've eaten, things start moving. Once it happened in the morning & I had to take Immodium to drive my daughter to school. Last night I was in the bathroom from 8:00-9:00pm! Which is better than the morning, I suppose. Anyone else have similar patterns? Anyone know why all of a sudden my poor colon has become a holding tank????
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07