I don't think comparing to other diseases or conditions is the best way to perceive or negate having UC. Maybe just be grateful it's not worse...you probably know what that would be like.
NOTAR....have you never been on any of the 5ASA meds...oral/rectal? Maybe adding a rectal med to the mix..either 5ASA or steroid..will help.
I don't know about
the dosing for Aza...
Event/time-related flaring definitely happens for many of us....I can see school starting as being one.
*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 !!!