Hi Marty...you are flaring with the symptoms of diarrhea and other symptoms. For sure.
Are you already at nighty cortifoam? I just read that the dosing can be 1 - 2 x daily...so it seems it's OK to increase it.
How many asacol are you taking?
I hope all is OK with Beth's results....the constant stress of worry is for sure a huge factor.
I think it would be good for you to take some protiotics if you aren't on any...
Keep us posted Marty.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd 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 !!!