I agree that your Mesalazine dose seems low for a flare; if you don't see any improvement in a couple of weeks, go ahead and call the doctor as it may need to be increased.
One thing almost all of us do is to take a good probiotic formula. You can get them at health stores or most pharmacies. They replenish the normal "good" bacteria found in healthy colons and help prevent infection from pathogenic organisms such as clostridium dificil when we're flaring.
We're here to support, so welcome to Healing Well. There's a lot of good information both on the message board and in the resources linked above.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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