you're definitely flaring.
cyn...you should be on rectal meds...that will help.
you're also on a high dosage of oral 5ASA...it could be part of the problem.
Did the doc start you on the 12 or did he/she increase to that dosage?
You could also try Metamucil Smooth (just started using it again) to help bulk up the stool. Flaring will still cause you urgency (again I stress the rectal meds), but the metamucil can help a lot. Remember to NOT get the kind that's sugar free.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!