ditto....and the varying degrees and
location can determine the symptoms.
Of course, some of us may not have symptoms fitting the actual inflammation, but it definitely holds true for me.
After you eat, it'll trigger the peristalsis and if there's any stool on its way to the rectum, you'll have the urge to go.
Add inflammation, the urge will react quicker and you won't easily be able to hold it for too long since the rectum will want to get it out as quickly as possible.
Do start the Rowasa nightly.
You might also want to add a fibre supplement such as Metamucil smooth to soften and bulk/fluff up the stool...
Please don't keep taking imodium.....it may hold back the urge to go, but won't help with the inflammation.
You're also bleeding...could be from a fissure. If it's mixed in with the stool and not dripping into the toilet after you wipe, that'd probably be from flaring.
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!