RH...a 3 hour window means you're flaring....very mild, and should be intervened with using rectal meds. Has the doc not even suggested them to you at all?
You could also start to use a fibre supplement to bulk up the stool a bit.
Adam....imodium overuse leads to a lazy colon, and it can give the UCer a false sense of "things are good because I can function" causing SOME to ignore the fact that they're flaring and not finding the need to use some meds.
Yes, save it for a time one needs it.....imodium has its place, but not necessarily during a flare. Worse yet when a doctor doesn't even believe a patient is flaring...that's just stupid and very confusing.
I again stress rectal meds...!!!
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!