Hi Red...definitely a flare, regardless of it's near your period or not. You should start the steroid enemas.
Yeah I agree about
the doctors...it's also part of the feeling "oh crap...now what....I would just like a break already!! ".
You could start a fibre supplement if you're not taking one to help bulk things up a bit.
Could you have a fissure as well?
Call the doc considering the weekend is nigh ;-)
Keep us posted as to how you're feeling..
*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 !!!