Microscopic colitis and chronic constipation!
I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis six years ago. I had IBS all my life, and was constipated most of the time. During the last six years I’ve been on budesonide pretty much all the time because the diarrhea would never go away. I always had much pain and cramping with it. Recently I found out that my colon is full of you know what! I had a lot of pain a few weeks ago and went to the hospital and they did a CT scan, after I had had an extremely bad few days of gushing diarrhea. Shocked to see that my colon was full! My G.I. doctor decided I should try doing a colonoscopy clean out. I went through the awful drinking of all that liquid which I mostly threw up. And it seemed as though it went through the motions, got down to the bile yellow that comes out at the end. But just for giggles we decided to get an x-ray and see if I was actually cleaned out. Lo and behold I was not, it said that my bowel was still full of moderate to large stool. For several years (doc suggested) I take eight loperamide a day trying to stop the diarrhea. I quit taking that a few weeks ago but I still can’t get that stool out of my body. I am at a loss as to what to do next. My G.I. doctor doesn’t seem to have an answer either. Has anyone else had this issue?