I am new to this forum. As a child/teenager I was diagnosed with a "spastic colon" and had intermittent constipation and diarrhoea with awful intestinal spasms, causing fainting. After Glandular Fever in the 90s I seemed to have almost constant diarrhoea. In 2002 I was diagnosed with UC and diarrhoea had become a major issue (up to 16 visits in 24hours). After 6weeks I was prescribed Asacol, following a colonoscopy. It helped. Since then I have had just minor flare ups and they have mostly been short lived. Last year my gastroenterologist said I could have IBS and basically said "cheerio" ..... so what I want to know is ....... are the treatments different and could I have both problems??! So confused!
My GP has given me Asacol and steroids as I have been back on toilet patrol for 9days and am beyond desperate. Blood tests and a referral to hospital done today. Both/either/neither.....it sucks. Has anyone used FODMAPS?