Time will tell. Just keep on your lialda and keep your doctor informed if you start getting worse. Sometimes you will only go into mild or very mild flares like you are now and it will not progress past that point and then it will settle down a bit. Certain things like colds, stress, or even foods can make your symptoms worse. Try avoiding high fiber foods right now, alcohol, uncooked veggies like lettuce, carrots, and also things that give you gas like white castle!! Be proactive and take some probiotics as well.
When I was in remission, there were times when i'd get some cramps after eating something bad or drinking too much and i'd get some slight urgency, but it would pass within a few days.
I've been flares where i was going to the bathroom with pain and urgency 7 times a day, but felt perfectly normal, and i've had flares where i was only going three times a day, but had severe pain and was so tired i couldn't move! Colitis sure is a PITA literally. It seems to have different courses of onsets and different flare characteristics. I guess it depends on exactly where your disease is located. Mine happens to be most of my colon. So if i just am flaring in my upper colon, i may not get the urgency, etc that is associated with severe rectal inflammation.
Keep researching about
colitis, and even keep a journal of your symptoms to see if you can find patterns of when your hurting, cramping, what you ate that day, what your poop looked like, etc. When you go back and look at it, you can usually see some patterns and hopefully you will understand a bit more how the disease has manifested itself with you specifically. You can start to identify foods/drinks that may cause cramping, if you cramp worse on a day where you were stressed out, so on and so forth.
I know, i say the same thing even when i am in remission. " i hope I am not heading for another flare!!!"
Anymore questions let me know.
UC since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then.
Currently tapering prednisone(35 mg from 80 mg). Also just starting 6mp again and lialda. I definately am not liking these drugs. Maybe surgery one day?