I have had pouchitis 4 times over the course of a year. Each time, my symptoms were very different. The first time there was irritation, hard to empty and had loose stool. The second time, constantly watery stool and urgency. The third time, hard to empty, inflamed to the point where I thought pouch would prolapse, with light bleeding.
Each time I took antibiotics and this last time, 3 days before I finished treatment, irritation came back.
I resolved on my own by changing my diet and taking Visbiome. Symptoms improved immensely!
Fast forward 4 weeks, loose stools are back…. I don’t want to keep going on antibiotics, it has been 2 weeks and I have been only taking Imodium, benefiber with meals and my diet has remained modified.
I am not getting worse but not getting better. I just have loose water stools, no real urgency, blood or pain. Imodium and benefiber help sometimes.
If anyone can share any tips, tricks or experiences it would be greatly appreciated!!