The gastro-colic reflex is a reflex that triggers a bowel movement when food hits the stomach. It is more active in those of us with "increased motility" as my GI used to say. In other words, those of us who have conditions that make us have more bowel movements will have to go to the bathroom as soon as we eat. When in a flare, it can happen whenever you eat. For me, even in remission, breakfast starts me off. If you have ever fed an infant, you might have noticed that after a few swallows, they can start to poop.
For what it is worth, I didn't have colic as a baby. My older son did, however, and has IBS problems, but not colitis. I don't think it is related, but who knows?
Diagnosed UC 1975.
Azulfidine Entabs 500 mg. 4 twice a day
Azathioprine 100 mg per day
Colocort - as needed
Folic acid, vitamins C and D, multivitamin, metamucil, fish oil, turmeric
Hospitalized 1997 - intravenous cyclosporine.