In the past couple of days I started to have rectal spasms and cramps before and during BMs. Though the cramps and straining make me cry in pain, there are only brown/pink loose stools, occasionally some formed stools about the size of baby carrots. (Sorry for the gross comparison.)
This is something new to me. Actually I think I am getting better because I see less thick blood under my stools now. I have 8-10 BMs with brown/pink loose stools everyday now, as compared to 4-8 earlier.
I'm taking 1 Metamucil capsule morning and night and haven't changed my diet. I use the enema/suppository every night. The only thing that has changed is my GI doctor asked me to stop Azathioprine last Thursday because my last blood work was not good.
I wonder what causes these spasms and cramps.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 75 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, psyllium capsule (Metamucil) and bee propolis.