I was diagnosed in 2013 at 37 with colitis. At 19 I started with IBS, I either couldn’t poop or couldn’t stop, never an in between. Then the rectal bleeding started. I have had 4 flares with bleeding, but the last 2 have been in the last 6 months. I have been on balsalazide for years, my doc switched me to lialda, tried for a month but it didn’t stop the bleeding. I’m trying the suppositories tomorrow and I am not excited. I also am usually given prednisone and they work, but they are not. Doc is putting me on the mesalamine and budesonide.
I am 45 and have gained 25 pounds in the last year with no real diet changes. Maybe I am just getting old, I know the metabolism changes after 40! I have tried several diets that always seem to end in a flare of constipation folllowed by days making multiple bathroom trips.
Seems my disease is progressing and what worked before isn’t so I listened to my husband for once and am trying to do some research and see what people dealing with this have found that works and doesn’t.