why aren't you on any other meds such as 5ASA oral and rectal?
You definitely are flaring...sometimes a c-scope and especially the prep can exacerbate symptoms or trigger a flare if it's somewhat there.
Just because you are smoking and having some of the symptoms relieved, you'll sill have slow simmering inflammation, which in the long-run can be of more serious consequences.
Hope you reconsider to get on other meds firstly.
*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 !!!