I would think at first you're flaring plus you have caught a gastro bug. Definitely have stool samples done.
What meds are you on? If you aren't , you might want to reconsider sooner than later.
I would personally suggest not going on prednisone, but trying the 5ASA meds if you can.
Do make sure you take probiotics...maybe don't consider the ones that are enteric coated.
If you have rectal meds..start them now.
Do see the doc.
I feel for you..hope you get better soon and that if it is a gastro bug that no one else in your family gets it!
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!