ByeByeUC that's the thing, I have no idea if I have IBS as well. When I was first diagnosed with Proctitis, I didn't really deal with urgency too much. But seems like over the years urgency is more prevalent. My first GI doctor always acted like it was just IBS, take some anti spasmodics and sent me on my way. Not the greatest doc.
My current GI doc chalks up everything to UC. Of course he's also of the opinion that IBS is a catch all type diagnosis that is too easily used as the label for what people are diagnosed with.
For you, ByeByeUC, did you have urgency before J-pouch? That's where it gets tricky because I'll get urgency completely at random right after eating meals. I don't always know what causes it food wise, so I don't know if it's my UC acting up or if it's IBS.
Post Edited (tiesto81) : 8/28/2011 7:14:11 PM (GMT-6)