Any symptom that continues no matter what you're eating I would conider it to be a flare especially if it's been after a bout of "constipation" type symptoms.
One question....are you expecting your period soon? Hormone fluctuations between ovulation and period can definitely exacerbate some flare symptoms.
Varying degrees of inflammation and where it is will give varying degrees of symptoms.
If it's constant and increasing, you're flaring. It would be good to consider catching it earlier by using some rectal meds (if you haven't tried them in the past..could be a good thing to start).
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~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 !!!