Hi...Welcome to the forum. Are you able to use any rectal meds after a bm?
How many are you having in one day?
Are you bleeding with bms?
Is the pain directly in the anus/rectum....or is it kind of radiating upward, sideward..etc?
Is the pain during bms, after...anytime..etc?
Are you having diarrhea or solid bms?
What exactly med-wise are you using at this time?
Has the doctor given you any antispasmodic meds such as dicyclomine? I suggest you call him/her and request a prescript
When you had the week of no symptoms...what meds were you taking before/during that time? Were you lax in taking them during that week?
I also suggest you start a good probiotic.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!