Hello! I'm duplicity and I'm new here. I've been struggling for a long time with stomach issues that have recently been getting a lot worse. They suspect that i have ulcerative colitis but have not given me an official diagnosis yet. I've been having issues with urgency and needing to use the bathroom every 30 minutes or so and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to help with this issue. Is using anti-diarrheal medications safe with this condition? I'm a pianist so I play for long periods of time without being able to get up and use the restroom so this is affecting my ability to play quite a bit....any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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  • Terp


    I know it can be expensive, but see if you can get a colonoscopy. Once they get in there they should be able to see if it is UC. Honestly, I had to be nearly bleeding out before the doctors figured out what was going on and I really, really, really, hope it doesn't get that bad for you. Other than getting a proper diagnosis(and even after that), one of the best things I have found is to figure out what foods you are sensitive to and avoid them like the plague. This is a long and rather painful process, but here's hoping the doctors figure out what is going on here soon!

    • Terp


      There was something my Mom did that helped us find my food sensitivities pretty quickly and that was a hair analysis. If you can do that, that could help you remove inflammatory foods from your diet quicker and perhaps provide some relief. That test showed that I was sensitive to eggs and removing eggs from my diet made ALL the difference. Hope this helps!

      • Nat91


        where did you find a hair analysis test? I’ve struggled with eliminating foods to find what I’m sensitive to

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