I don't ever have any diarrhea. But when I have what is questionable as to whether it is a flare I just have tons of gas and pressure low in the pelvic area, and a lot of bloat. Most of the gas is late at night and early in the morning. And more than one bathroom trip a day, sometimes 3. I've noticed also that things heavy with gravy or sauce give me fits. Have to avoid them. This stuff drives me crazy. But I've also had a lot of female issues all this past year and have had to have biopsies and treatment for a precancerous condition and wonder if what I am experiencing actually is irritation from the procedures I have had to have done. This started in early December and that is when I had to have a major procedure and then another nearly 3 weeks later. But I love Lactaid milk. But I also buy acidophilus milk also. It is hard to find in some stores but I have success once in a while with finding it at Kroger in a gallon jug, sometimes just half gallons. You might want to try it.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Had a rectal flare with bleeding in 1991.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day.
Was taken off of all meds in 2004 after being symptom free for two years.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Had a flare of proctitis in January 2007. Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007. Had a proctalgia reflux episode in June 2007. Was taking probiotics nightly.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 as a maintenance against colon cancer.
Xanax when needed.