My Colitis Story:
Hi fellow UC’ers,
I have a very important question to ask you. Is it common to experience hard then soft stools during a bowel movement? Or with each progressive bowel movement?
I was diagnosed earlier this year with U.C. via colonoscopy. I was put on prednisone and lialda. I’ve tapered off the prednisone but am taking 2400mg mesalamine (lialda) / day. For 2 weeks I thought I was in the clear. I was going 2-4 times a day with solid bowel movements.
Recently, however, I’ve noticed two things. (1) My BM in the morning is usually fine: solid poop. As the day goes on, it just gets looser and looser. By the end of the day, its almost completely watery! (2) Even during a BM, the stools are normal at first and but then quickly turn loose and watery. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS IS HAPPENING.
I should also mention that I poop less and less with each bowel movement.
The reason I am concerned is that this was one of the reasons why I went to the doctor 4 months ago in the first place.
I searched online and it seems that it is a somewhat common symptom to those with IBS, but I haven’t found anything with IBD!!
What about you guys, has anyone experienced anything similar???
I will definitely be asking my doctor about this next time I see him.
“What are you MOST concerned about?”
whether if I can get the life I had back. At the moment, the urgency is my greatest nemesis; this really impacts the quality of life. I can’t go anywhere without finding out where the bathroom is ahead of time. And when I do need to go, I have a 2 minute window, literally. I hope this can go away with time.
Where I’d like to be in a year: