Early symptoms of flaring of the rectum will be excessive gas. It's a classic sign that many of us don't connect to UC.
The 5ASA meds can exacerbate and increase gas. It gives extra back-up during my morning bms when I'm flaring. Once the flare has quiesced, I don't seem to have that gas except during the night on occasion after insertion of the enemas. One thing I do get is hot during the night when I use them.
Dizziness can definitely be a side effect of salicylates....as could be low blood sugar.
Mitzo...are you taking any probiotics?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~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 !!!