Mrsarcasm....where in the colon is your UC..limited or throughout?
I have at least one flare a year...although mine are considerably minor compared to the first 4 years.
Since your flare started and you were on the Rowasa, has it improved at all? Were you put on the Colazal and the Rowasa at the same time?
Why were you switched from Asacol?
Are you bleeding at all?
Has your doctor taken stool samples to rule out any gastro bugs?
I suggest you continue the Rowasa unless your symptoms are not improving at all.
Some patients seem to have diarrhea from the Colazal...but I wouldn't think it would be 8 times daily.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!