sleep on my back, flat out legs straight also. ALso even just rolling over made me have to run for the bathroom. FOund my arms crossed over my chest (vampire style)( like you're in a coffin ) was the most comfortable for me. As I got better I found I could cross my legs. Can finally roll over or sleep on my side now and finally have begun to sleep well again. Even make it through the night. All though I do get up fairly early... Have my first BM, take my meds. Then I go back to sleep for an hour or so. Get back up, shave, and shower. SOme where through the second awakening I have my second BM, normally just a small one. Get ready for work and leave. On a really bad day I might have a third BM before leaving. I've found though, that getting up early and takin those pills with all that water helps. Gives me time to have that second small BM without the rush and worry.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol