Hi, I’m JimBob. More about me: Male, 36, diagnosed with Colitis in 2005.
My Colitis Story:
Just wondering if anyone else has similar problems as my GI is out of ideas and I can’t seem to sort it out. Basically, for the last 2 yrs, I’ve had only a couple of minor flares. That’s the good news. The bad news is that no matter how good my diet is, I seem to be constipated and only able to go every 3-4 days. The problem is that when I finally go, it’s A) urgent with about 30 secs warning, B) runny, no solids. C) I have to go again twice in the next 2 hrs for the same thing to ‘empty’. This sees me getting up at 5am just to make sure I’m ‘done’ and ready to leave the house at 7.30am for work.
I’m on 2-3 movicol each day and have tried stool softeners etc etc but I cant shake this routine.
I keep fit and run everyday I don’t have the runs and have a pretty good diet.
Really grateful for any help if anyone else struggles with this.
My Colitis Medications:
Over the years, I’ve been on pred, azathioprine, methotrexate, mesalazine and remicade. Remicade is the only one that sorts it out but the NHS (uk) has just decided to stop giving it to Ulcerative Colitis patients, which is a bit crp to say the least.