Heather...are you using the Rowasa at this time?
I would also suggest you add a fibre supplement powder such as Metamucil...that will help with bulking stool, helping cholesterol and actually helping in weight loss (take it after you eat if you're not taking meds at that meal.
Tons of water will add to the diarrhea.
If you can do the rectal meds and the fibre supplement, probiotics and eating more balanced, it could be that with UC controlled, you'll feel better ultimately.
There are no magic potions for losing weight....the changes come gradually.
intake of artificial sweeteners can add to weight gain as well as not eating enough food.
Have you had your thyroid checked as well as your blood sugar?
Hang tough...it will take time, but I think that getting your UC controlled will go a long way in how you feel about
changing diet, exercise..etc.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!