Haha I'm imagining your scenario of the police following any of us into the bathroom...not pleasant!
I don't suffer with the emergency so much as the fatigue, headaches and nausea, etc. But as a general package you would think that someone like a hospital consultant who knows all there is to know about Colitis would have a bit more understanding and sympathy about what we go through. But I suppose you're right that its harder for other people if they don't have it themselves.
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering)
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 1
1g Acetarsol suppositories x 1 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2