I was diagnosed with UC in 2008, and I was worst one year ago, but doing much better these days.
One of the biggest problem with me was farting. I felt pain when farting and I could not know whether it's fart or real poop. So whenever I had gas, I had to run to a restroom, but it was a false alarm most time. But it was not really a false alarm. A small amount of nasal-discharge-like poop came out, so I could not just ignore and test.
I had to run to a restroom 15 - 20 times a day. 10 times during day time, it affected my work (software engineer), but I could manage. But the problem was, 5 - 10 times during night was horrible. I could not sleep every day and it made things much worse.
I thought gas, bloating, feeling full before meal, discomfort after meal were just a part of UC and I thought I had to live with this. But one day I took digestive enzyme by chance, and I didn't have to go to a restroom for farting. I took few days and it helped great, and I didn't took for 3-4 days just for test and the gas came back again.
These days I am taking digestive enzyme with every meal, and I am going to a restroom 4 - 6 times a day which is not that bad. I can drive 1-hour to work without diaper now. If you have a similar gas problem, find a decent digestive enzyme and see if that works for you too.
Have a nice day~
Post Edited (Seattle Kevin) : 4/12/2012 10:42:55 AM (GMT-6)