I find that I have less mucous, etc if I'm able to sleep a LONG time. I tend to think that my colon doesn't absorb the water as well as it used to and needs the extra time to do it's work.
The amount of sleep my hubby gets (or doesn't get) seems to play a HUGE part in his symptoms! He had a good day yesterday, but slept until noon or later. Today he had to get up by 9am for an appointment, and it's been one of his worst days in a long time. There have been no changes in diet or other circumstances, so we can only attribute it to getting less sleep! He just told me that he's had a lot more mucous today right before I read this - great timing! He's been off work since February, so he is able to sleep more than he did when he was working, but he still gets frustrated and feels like he's sleeping his life away at times.
Husband diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003(?)
Hospitalized 4 times
Asacol, Imuran, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D, Librax, Zoloft, Metamucil
Started Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 7/16 - hoping for some relief!
(Still working on listing all his meds and doses of each!)