I'd say that you may have already had some inflammation and the virus/bug you caught just pushed your body to react....and you weren't on enough meds during that time. Sounds good to me..lol!
Have you not used 5ASA enemas before? If yes...did they not work for you?
When was your last c-scope?
I think that starting the Asacol is a good thing..what dosage were you on?....why isn't your doc supporting you to use it?
I hope you feel better soon!
*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 !!!