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   Posted 11/17/2013 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder how many of you now visit restroom after big meal, may it be lunch or dinner or even heavy snack?


How many of you used to go before UC diagnosis?

Personally, I do not visit all the time but I go quite many times. I remember, since I was almost 15, I used to go right after big meal and my dad used to get really upset. He used to think that its a bad habit and I do not empty out when I go otherwise.

Thanks in advance.
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC.
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   Posted 11/17/2013 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to literally go after every meal before I was dx'd, and then several times an hour when I was dx'd.

I now usually go only once a day, sometimes twice. Sometimes after dinner, but usually just before bed.
-Female, Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (pancolitis) in 2001.
-Started with Asacol and Prednisone, eventually went on Asacol HD
-Currently taking Apriso 4 @ once daily.

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   Posted 11/17/2013 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Before I had UC symptoms, I used to have 2 -3 bms in the morning and again if I ate a big supper. In hindsight, I may have had UC for a long time before I started bleeding and having urgency.

I don't really have a pattern now, I just go frequently. Morning is still the busiest time. There seem to be certain foods that trigger an immediate 'call to action' such as chocolate. Trouble for me is that these foods aren't always consistently problematic.
diagnosed (colonoscopy/biopsy) Feb 2012; U/C throughout entire colon but only partly inflamed? Also diagnosed with episcleritis
Taking mesasal, Mutaflor
Tried Azathioprine but seem to be intolerant of it.
I avoid gluten , I eat pasture raised meat ; some produce; avoid processed food as much as possible; I use olive oil, coconut oil

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   Posted Yesterday 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Pre-UC I mostly went once a day in the morning. Sometimes twice but always in the morning.
Right now I am back to mostly twice a day in the morning (4-5 days a week) and once the other days (2-3).
When I was flaring badly I would go in the morning (3-5 times) and then have a couple of bloody mucus episodes later in the day. Sometimes I would have an actual BM after dinner as well.
My husband has always thought going only once a day was strange, he usually goes twice in the morning and once after dinner. He does not have IBD.
38 yrs old diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis 6/13/13
meds- 4 Lialda (2 AM 2 PM) and cortenema / supplements: probiotics (1 Udo's Choice Super Bifido Plus and 2 culturelle) Fish Oil (Nordic Naturals 2 a day) 4, 500mg tabs psyllium husks and 1 tsp l-glutamine. Zyrtec for seasonal allergies as needed. Allergic to sulfites. Currently gluten/dairy free (except yogurt) and eating lots of RS

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   Posted Yesterday 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Pre-uc, I had 3-4 bms a week. During my worst uc flareup I was going 12-20 times a day. Now, I go 1-2 times a day, all within 1.5 hours of waking up in the morning; thank you remi!

No, big meals and snacks don't make me have to go. Although, I know some people without bowel disorders that this happens to (so don't blame uc for it).
35 yr old male/ proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade started 9/10/2013
Daily 75mg 6MP + 5g Lialda + Rowasa + 12mg Prednisone (holding)
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me.
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   Posted Yesterday 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was flaring I would often have to go right after or during eating or drinking anything including a glass of water. Usually though I would pass only bloody mucus and little to no stool.

Now with only mild inflammation I have to go immediately after my morning glass of water and a little later after eating breakfast. Often I cannot make it through the meal without going. But it only happens in the morning now.

There is a name for that particular reaction when eating triggers a bm, but I can't remember it.

I had non bloody diarrhea and lots of gas pains for about 20 years before Dx that I was told was caused from having a "spastic colon".
jane, female, fifties
UC- serving my colon area since 2005
AsacolHD and Rowasa (trying sulfazine 2G daily for maintenance soon)
Rectal Abscess and Fistula 3/07, Fistulotomy 6/07

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   Posted Yesterday 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
My schedule now is to go either before breakfast or just after. Remember, however, the times of day will vary since I'm not on a regular sleeping schedule.
I consider them my "morning" bms...

I sometimes, but rarely have a bm in the evening....depending on how much and what I ate the day before.

when flaring, different story...they will obviously happen once I get up, and a few may happen after eating as well.
They might continue through the day whenever, and could be triggered by eating.

I don't remember much about the schedule of bms before diagnosis...I had diarrhea, loose stool for years. Once I started bleeding, however...I went a lot, and there was a period of time of up to 15 times a day or so. Of course, that was mostly blood or mucus, but it was still urgency and something came out.

*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

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   Posted Yesterday 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Pre UC I would go once for the most part usually in the afternoon, sometimes twice, very rarely three times a day.

I'm still on my road to recovery from my initial flare and it is still slowly decreasing. I am currently at 4 times a day. One time in the morning, one time at work around 1100, one when I get home from work and then usually right before bed.

Never been the person to go right after a meal or anything, my eating schedule moves around, but my BMs seem to be pretty consistant.
Severe UC, 75% of colon, Aug 2013 (30 years old), 2.5 weeks in the hospital, 6.5 weeks of work missed, lost 50 lbs in 5 weeks

Current Meds:
Remicade 10mg/kg - 4 Week interval, Asacol HD 2400 mg x day, Prednisone 15 mg x day (Tapering), Azathioprine 100 mg x day, Ferrous Sulfate 975 mg x day, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion 10 Probiotic Strains, Nature's Way Alive! Multi-Vitamin, Lindberg Calcium Supplement

Past Meds:
Lialda - Stopped due to bad reaction (Severe Joint/Muscle Pain), Delzicol - Took while in the hospital, Flagyl - Took while in the hospital, Cipro - Took while in the hospital, Pantoprazole – No longer needed

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   Posted 11/22/2013 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard that it is healthiest to go several times a day and usually following a meal. Good guts if that's going on.

For me normal was usually one movement a day, most recently it was always an afterwork thing and on the weekend maybe in the morning.

currently I am flaring so it is totally sporadic sometimes I will have to go minutes into a meal, sometimes an hour later. I tend not to eat the bulk of my food in till I get home from work so I end up getting up constantly in the night.
29 years old
UC since 2004

Previous meds: colazol/rowasa, then lialda/canasa
Recent major flares
May 2010, adding prednisone June-Oct helped
May 2011, adding pred June-Oct helped and azathioprine June '10-May '13
May 2013 - present. Humira 2 months failed. Remicade since Sept, minimal to no results. Taking supplements Ultraflora IB, Endefen and Glutagenics since November '13.

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   Posted 11/23/2013 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
healthiest? who makes that determination? It does mean, however, that one's gut's moving quicker and eating foods that create that function (a "normal" gut).

*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

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Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 11/23/2013 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
My better days I'll go when I first wake up, right after lunch, and right after dinner.

My not-so-good days I'll go all those times, multiple times in between, and even wake up 4-8 times each night to go.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis April 2013. Symptoms since December 2012.

Present: Balsalazide, VSL #3 DS, mega polyzyme, charcoal capsules, fish oil, and calcium magnesium.

Past: cortenema, uceris

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   Posted 11/23/2013 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Before IBD I went usually once a day in the morning. Occasionally would go two days. but not often.

When I got sick, I was going anywhere from 10 to 25 times a day, sometimes every hour. I rarely was able to finish a meal without excusing myself from the table.

Now I go a couple of times in the morning and again in the evening. If I disrespect my IBS, I may have to go in the afternoon, too. Much better than hourly!
Ulcerative colitis diagnosed in 2001; symptoms as early as 1992. Currently in 7th year of remission with Remicade.
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   Posted 11/23/2013 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My worst time is from 4pm to 8 am. To many times to count. I can't get them under control right now. Almost every hour while trying to sleep. Not in a good place right now. Dr can't seem to help me. Got the butt dry heaves which I think makes me go more than normal.

49 yr old
Aug 2011 half of colon removed from gangrene.
Nov 2011 illiostomy takedown and diagnoised with uc.
Also take Paxil, triamterene hctz, ambien, prilocec, , Vit B complex, Multi vit, Acidophilus, Magnesium, Clariton, Vit D3, Dicyclomine
Started Remicade Aug 2013 and I think it's helping. Also on 30 mg
Prednisone daily tapering down
Have Fibro, Meniere's, UC, IBS, insomnia
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