My GI(god she is great!) said that I could take prilosec and the Tums could constipate me. She said the blood/mucous could be hemrroids as well, but these are the EXACT same signs I get when a flare is coming on..down to the smell(god I can only say that on this board!!). She wants my OB to run some blood tests and told me to use some enemas just in case. Hopefully everything will be back under control soon. She said if a flare gets really bad you can go into early labor, so that always makes me a little bit worried... I'll keep you guys posted and thanks for all the responses.
By the way PB, I HATE you..no morning sickness or heartburn?? Man!!!!
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003. Have had stomach issues since 1989. Unknown if they are related or not. Have mild/moderate UC. Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding. Currently back in remission! Only taking 6 Asacol a day. Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me. Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!