well, you're in quite a pickle then ;-)
and diet changes ------ any luck there ?
and ya, GI's have a hard time with UC quite often - ER's ? LOL !
This flare has been weird, and going on for over a year. I was really recovering, but I couldn't reduce the 12 hour transit time, no matter how hard I tried. Normally when my UC is healing, transit time just gets better and better until it's normal again. This time, the recovery stopped at 12 hours. Going that often continued to irritate my colon, and I think that's what partially started up this flare again.
It's been suggested that the quick transit time is because maybe I have some kind of small bowel problem... maybe damage? Or maybe another condition that affects the small bowel, like SIBO. Can't get imaging on it without a GI doctor though. My last GI back in Vancouver was an idiot... he wouldn't do any small bowel investigation. He just said that I have UC and need to accept that, even though info on my small bowel could indicate a different treatment course. Some doctors are just infuriating.
I should've taken loperamide before this flare kicked back into high gear again, back when transit time was naturally 12 hours. Now I am dealing with severe UC if I even stop taking it.