I was severely flaring when my GI told me to take fibre supplements, it was the best thing I could have done, I was going a good 15-20X/day then with the fibre supplement I went down to 10 or less, then I added the probiotic and got down to (and still am at) 5 or less/day of formed stools, able to eat fibreous foods without getting all gassy and bloated...took care of my mucus as well.
Fibre helps both C and D.
at wit's end :)
Going 3X first thing in the morning may be as good as it gets for you, the pain is really something you should talk to your doc about
, you're obviously in a flare still, it can take time to come out of a flare....I use bee propolis, it stopped all my bleeding and all the pain issues I had which were mainly in my lower back, bad enough to make me cry on the toilet every single time I had to "go"...it stopped my pain, cut back on my mucus and my daily BM's, that was one of the first things I started using for natural treatments for myself, then I added the omegas and then the fibre therapy then the probiotics, it took me a few yrs to figure out my regiment.
What works for some doesn't work for all, I am also very careful with eating a healthy diet, no processed foods, fast-foods or junk foods, I drink only water and chamomile tea and I excersise regularly as well.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)