I experienced diarhea for about a month when my symptoms were the worst, until I was diagnosed and put on prednisone. It felt like my body was trying to flush out toxins that needed to come out. I wouldn't call what I had nightmarish diarhea, except for the fact that everytime I got up or down off the toilet, I would have incredible pain in my knees. No, I don't miss those days at all.
By the way, it's been almost 3 months since my diagnosis, and I've been off prednisone for 14 days now-Yee Haw. Still have pains in my left rib area-but nothing I can't handle, they never have completely gone away(yet). I am not taking any pharmiceutical (sp?) medicine except 800mg ibu. once in a while. I am continuing to see an acupuncturist and take chinese herbs, and continue to feel better, (except for the last few PMS filled days, when drinking whiskey seemed to be a good idea, although I refrained). I have an appt to see my doctor next week to go over the blood tests I'll have done sometime this week. Will be interesting to see what they say.
I would drink Psyllium Husks in water when I had my bout with the runs and that seemed to help.