I would say that if your running is too much, meaning distressing your body, it could trigger an autoimmune response...are you bleeding with each bm? But, if you're bleeding, the tissue in the colon is in a state of fragility.
Low in the rectum inflammation won't cause many other symptoms except urgency or constipation.
Do you have hemorrhoids? Did the doc take a look to see if there's anything actually happening in there?
*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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 8/7/2008 12:27:12 PM (GMT-6)