Good to hear, potato. Yes, that does indeed sound like IBS rather than IBD. (I would do a little victory dance if I were you!) So now it is just about
IBS symptom management: lower stress levels, meditation, metamucil, avoiding trigger foods, maybe some mild drugs to manage cramping and/or D... I've also heard medical marijuana (MMJ) can be extrememly effective on all the symptoms you list. (Am I even allowed to mention that on this site? I guess I'll find out if my comment gets deleted, LOL.) I know it is a controversial topic and not available in all areas, but any treatment is at least worth knowing about
! If you do a quick websearch, you can see there are valid studies showing that not only does it help manage symptoms, but it actually actively treats IBD with very promising results.
I like the "throw everything at it but the kitchen sink" approach myself, LOL... which is what I'm currently doing with my UC.
Dx mild/moderate ulcerative colitis 1995
Dx severe ulcerative pancolitis 2011
Currently flaring and taking:
Imuran (tapering on), Prednisone (40mgs), Asacol HD (4800mgs), Mesalamine Enema, Medical MJ.
Lialda, Endocort, Prednisone (dependent), Canasa, Cortico-foam, Probiotics, L-Glutamine, Licorice, other supplements, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, FODMAP Diet, other dietary changes.
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