Hi...welcome to the forum.
You really need to set up an appointment with a GI asap.
You should be on some meds, and if you are able to take 5ASA, then start with Asacol and a retention enema (Rowasa if you're in the US).
You can start on a probiotic, fibre supplement and try to eat as well as you can nutritionally. Make sure protein is in your diet.
You ARE in a flare.....but if you'are near/in your period..that will have some influence on some of your symptoms such as diarrhea and cramping.
Don't wait it out...although many of us has gone through the same mind game, it's inevitable that we realise we've waited too long.
*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 !!!