Hi Sherry...I agree with seeing the GI, but make the appointment to see him asap rather than waiting.
If it's during bms, that would more than likely be inflammation or spasming. Since it's all day long, it's for sure spasming. The antispasmodics should be considered...that will help.
You do have IBS as well..right? Add all the pain in your back, it won't be helping either.
You mention not around period time...it could, however be related somehow since things were wonky with that for a while.
Lots of stuff happening in the same area. Hard to distinguish sometimes.
Hope the shots bring some relief.
I still think you could try the rectal meds...even every second night to see if it helps.
*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 !!!