For a good while now I have been symptom free of problems with any gas type distress, or other symptoms of uc, reflux, etc, now all of a sudden over the past two weeks it is back, symptoms of a good deal of tightness in my upper gut, belching it out, no heartburn present. Bowel movements are normal. And of course, along with that comes the worry of something being seriously wrong when I know it is just one of the flares I've had in the past. I have been using the digestive enzymes again throughout this. Sometimes I just feel so bloated. And when my shorts I wear push into my upper part of my gut like they do it forces everything upward causing more discomfort. So then I am forced to leave the pants unbuttoned when sitting down. And they really are not tight around that area. And I hate the what appears to be stinging sensations. And it seems like when I do go to the bathroom I can feel it moving through the upper part of my colon. Wondering if this is because I am looking for things and paying more attention to things. I've noticed I cannot eat anything that is breaded also without it appearing to sit heavy in my chest, which could be a reflux problem, the same thing with eating a hot dog another time and another time a steak. Are these symptoms worse as I'm constantly thinking about
them? It definitely is gas, a lot of my problem. This drives me crazy.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.