Hi...doesn't make sense either, but my doc said that low in the rectum inflammation can have stomach issues as well. Maybe it's the signals, so to say, meaning there is more constipation with low in the rectum...which in turn would slow peristalsis.
That's why it improves as your flare worsens...higher in the rectum and higher produces more frequency in bms...more active peristalsis, etc.
As well...improving with meds will also normalise bms and peristalsis.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!