Urgency is the last symptom to go away for me when I'm recovering from a flare.
Colon tissue contains villi, lymph, muscle, nerves, and vessels. That's why the scariest thing for me about
Colitis is to see tissue in the toilet after going to the bathroom. It's easy to lose colon tissue during a flare. I think the reason one can have urgency issues even after recovering from a flare is that the colon has been damaged and needs time to heal.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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