sounds as though it could be gas.....especially since you're flaring.
Rectal meds....is that in your future?
You have a choice to either use meds or not....seems to be unnecessary suffering if you choose not to.
Regarding your question about
ascending being worse...if UC is into the ascending colon, that would mean the whole colon is involved...called ulcerative pancolitis.
I don't think you can compare, for some with limited have more difficulty in controlling symptoms than some who have pancolitis.
One thing you might not know is that UC can spread....and some who haven't been compliant with taking meds have had that happen...much to their shock.
When was your last c-scope?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!