My poo comes out as if it were pressed through a Play-Doh mold. Does this mean my rectum is still inflammed? The poo is soft and formed. Thanks in advance.
Is the poo thin (narrow)? My poo was narrow when my colon was inflamed. I think when I was coming out of my flares, the blood would stop first, and then the poo would gradually get wider.
Turmeric works for me too. I continue to eat mild curries every few days when I'm not flaring. I also eat a lot of spinach, which is also good for calming inflammation. And I drink a herbal tea that has many anti-inflammatory properties (Tension Tamer from Celestial Seasonings). I also take Probiotics. I guess you could say these are my maintenance medicines.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)