Posted 10/4/2022 1:24 PM (GMT -8)
I’ve just begun Entyvio infusions and am on Budesimide orally. I’ve lost 40+ pounds since January, which is a good thing health-wise, but it’s all due to my restricted diet. Vegetables and fruit seem to always cause diarrhea, so they’re off the table for now. Carbs and protein in small amounts are what my daily diet consists of.
I can go two or three days with no problems. Then, usually after the evening meal, I’ll have 4-5 episodes of severe diarrhea before bedtime. I resort to taking Pepto Bismal, and usually can stop things within one or doses. It’s a precarious situation the next morning, because I’m hesitant to leave the house. Thankfully, I’m retired though I do enjoy getting out of the house.
Recently, I feel a type of fatigue I’ve never had. Is that a symptom usually encountered? It’s unreal.
Guess I just wanted to ask those of you who’ve been living longer with UC than I if this sounds familiar. I trust my doctor, and he has no problem with the Pepto routine.