I can relate. I was diagnosed in Feb. 2007 and during that flare up, when I went to the bathroom, it was for a reason. Now, I'm in another flare up, but like you, I dont excrete anything after rushing to the toilet. Ive been going through this for over a week, I wake up several times and run as fast as I can, usually tripping, just to fing I just have gas coming out. I havent had a decent bowel movement in weeks, and today I had a sharp pain in my gut and I felt my stomach and could actually feel that my intestines were filled up. I called my doc. and he said to drink magneseum citrate, whish I just did. He said that will clean me out for now and he will do a colonoscopy on monday to determine what my problem is. At one point he said I may have irritable bowel syndrome and not inflammable bowel disease. Im not too sure bout that though cause ive had every symptom in the book, to high degrees, that relate to U.C. Im sure I have U.C., I just think I have something else too. So I will keep you posted on what I find out because Im sure it pertains to you too.
I was diagnosed with U.C. in early 2007. I am 30, single and no kids.
I am currently taking 4 Lialda pills a day and 30 mg of Prednisone temporarily.
Also I take:Propecia(hair loss), Trentenoin(acne), Paxil(depression), Allegra(allergies), Advair&albuterol(asthma), multi-vitamins, b-complex, flax oil.
I eat a vegan diet.