The question that I have may require some back story so please bare with me.
What I think, is that my symptoms started back in July. Bloody diareah that sort of stuff. I really didn't do anything about it untill September when it finally got to the point that I went into the ER. They said I had Hemroids. I did what they told me for the hemroids and nothing changed. I went back to the ER at the end of October, on the 26th of November I was taken for a Colonoscopy and told I had IBS. I was given Mesalamine, Sulfasalazine and Folic Acid. Within a week my symptoms had gotten way worse. I went into the hospital (actually admitted this time) after my third trip to the ER (just this past week) and diagnosed with UC. I spent four days (not counting the 13 hours in the VA ER the daybefore waiting to be seen) not eating on either just an IV drip or a bland liquid diet (three meals total). They wanted to give my colon a rest, and I bet it needed it too. No sarcasim, my butt was tired. I was released just this past Monday afternoon.
After the second trip to the ER untill my admission into the hospital I used Imodium AD to stop the diareah. For the most part that worked. It didn't do what it normally did, as in stopping BM all together, but it brought me back to a regular predictable BM. Now I know that the Imodium AD was a bad thing to go with, especially for the more than a month that I used it ever day, sometimes even twice a day. Some of you are probably smacking your foreheads and saying "Duh!" right now.
My issue and question are thus. I am having control issues. I can't always seem to hold my BM off. I'm not dealing with diareah, but I can't seem stop myself thus resulting in accidents. Since my body has been dealing with diareah and then the Imodium for so long is it possible that I just need to re-"potty" train myself or is there soemthing else that I need to be doing? Has anyone else had any issues like this? Any advice would be wonderful.
My mother has reccomended that I really start walking more and doing some other exorcises. Kind of like when your potty training a child.
Anyhoo thank you all for your time and advice.