My flares in past years used to consist of diarrhea and urgency and dark red blood dripping into the toilet. With this I've not seen anything on the stool, no diarrhea, just occasional bright red blood on the toilet paper. So I'm not sure this is a flare. It's nothing like a flare of mine in the past. And I do have the spasms though.
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.