Hello everyone, so here's my background:
> male, 20 years old
> diagnosed with UC on July 12th, 2011
> I decide on homeopathic treatment, combined with specific carb diet
> still bleeding, bloating, and cramping after 2 months of this regimen
> had a few very bad days, characterized by severe urgency, pain, and very little sleep
> try asacol (oral mesalamine) 800mg/day, does not help
> need to use the bathroom at least 12 times per day, sometimes within 2 minutes of each other
> give in to Dr's suggestion, start Prednisone 40mg/day
> bleeding gone in 2 weeks, cramping, bloating significantly decreased, sleeping increased
> also I began doing butyrate acid and mesalamine enemas (not fun)
> usually I'd aim for 2 per day (one of each type) but sometimes I'd only do one
> kept up with enemas, tapered off Prednisone after about 2 months (40mg, 30mg, 20mg, 15mg, 10mg, 5mg, 2mg, 1mg, 0mg, one week at each dose)
> Start Lialda (oral mesalamine) 2.4g/day to aid in tapering of Prednisone.
> November begins, and I have not seen blood in a very long time. I still get up in the night, sometimes many times, sometimes only once. Urgency occurs rarely in the daytime, and always occurs at night, specifically when I try to lay down.
> Today, the only remaining symptom is my stool consistency. I have not achieved a solid stool yet. The best my stool ever looks is semi-solid, formed little pieces. Like a normal poop but miniature-sized, and more pieces.
> I am still on Lialda, and I still do at least one enema per day. I take fish oil, and digestive enzymes as well. As far as diet, I still do not eat any dairy, yeast, refined sugars, raw fruit or vegetables, red meat, and I only drink water and coconut water.
Stool consistency usually has to do with re-uptake of fluids, so I ask you, what could be going wrong inside my gut that is still making my bowel movements so watery and soft.
How, in God's name, do I get my stools to become more formed? I feel that I've done everything to get back into remission. Any help you may have would be greatly appreciated 🙂