pretty normal for a flare if one has multiple bms and diarrhea. The rectum or higher is very inflamed and raw during a flare and will rush anything out quickly.
Personally, having diarrhea is easier than formed stool sometimes, and I tend to have less cramping with diarrhea than more formed stool...but that does depend on how much inflammation is happening.
Please ask your doctor for some rectal meds to help heal that area. If you can take 5-ASA meds, I'd suggest Rowasa if youre in the US...if not, there's Salofalk or Pentasa (or Asacol foam in the UK).
As well....ask for an antispasmodic. I use dicyclomine which has been awesome for the past 20 years. I started with 10mg...have progressed to 20mg as of 5 years ago. Start with the 10mg...you can always double up if the doc says it's OK.
You have to eat. Choose foods that are fairly easy to digest such as eggs, soup, rice bread, fish, potatoes....
Go easy on salads. cook veggies very well and for fruits, cook them or eat canned if not overly processed.
Eat regular small meals but more often during the day.
You'll be pooing anyway, and you need to make sure you get nutrients into your body to help with the energy it takes to heal.
Drink enough fluids, and sometimes adding a fibre supplement to help slow down the process of bms is helpful. Too much may cause too formed of a stool....you'll have to find the right balance.
As well...take probiotics to help with the floral balance of your colon...
It takes time to heal, and I feel your pain!
*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 !!!