Bloating and tons of gas.
Bad diarrhea after having had well-formed poo.
Urgency only when have to go diarrhea.
Feel much better after having gone diarrhea.
Poo that gets thinner and smaller and eventually becomes all diarrhea.
Urgency when the poo hits a certain spot in my colon. I will get chills up and down my spine and feel like I'm going to pass out.
Nausea and pain when going.
Nausea right after going.
Having to poo many times in one day.
Colitis is in remission. No longer get IBS.
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No crystalline fructose, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, vitamins & supplements, Lexapro (for stress).