Unlinke many UC sufferers, I have never really had to suffer from loose stools....just the painful cramps, urgency, blood, mucus and extreme tiredness!
However, I sometimes get extreme constipation....and I'm suffering now! I am in the middle of a bad UC (proctitus) flare, and have been since August 08.
I haven't had a BM for over 5 days now, and feel really bloated, crampy and uncomfortable! Almost 20 hours ago, I took 2 Ex-Lax tablets to try and get things moving, but so far nothing.
So an hour ago, I went to the pharmacy and for the first time, bought a DIY enema. I have just done the wicket deed, and the results were less than spectacular to say the least! Just produced more mucus, a bit of blood, and a few rabit-droppings...(sorry if that is too much information to some!).
Now I've been eating normally, so I know I have more in me to come out....but its almost like my proctitis is stopping the poop from coming out...my anal area is very sore (more so from the enema, it was very uncomfortable).....
How long do you leave it before you go to the hospital with constipation??!? I don't want to waste anyones time, and I'm not in severe pain....just uncomfortable and worried!
Thanks to anyone who replies....
Diagnosed with UC in 2003 (aged 24)
Asacol 6-8 oral tabs daily
Flora-Smart Extra Strength Probiotics
Attempting low gluten....but struggling! Also love too much sugar..