Hi...smoking is really never OK...
Is your UC throughout your colon or limited? You could add where it is into your siggie so we don't keep asking you. It is an important bit of info for many of us.
You should be on rectal meds Jessica....call the doctor for a prescription. Ask him what he thinks you should be on...either the 5ASA retention enemas(Rowasa or if you're not in the US..Salofalk), or steroid enemas.
You're not on a high dosage of Asacol, it could be that you're not on enough. I don't know if the Entocort gets through the whole colon...much do some reading.
Rectal meds to start at least.
It's unfortunate you're feeling crappy....but 'tis the season with the added stress (subjective) that we have on us for whatever reasons.
Hang tough...call for the rectal meds before upping/changing any of the oral meds.
*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 !!!