hello!! and welcome
unfortunately you get slight discomfort before a bowel movement with uc, i wouldn't consider this a flare, sometimes you'll go through stages where for a week or so you'll get alot of pains and slight loose bowel movements and feel irritated and bloated, when this happens i usually drink as much water as i can and give my stomach a rest by eating light easily digested foods, it's a case of trial and error really!! xxxx
23 years old
diagnosed uc in 2005 but began 2 years before but unsure if it's left sided or extensive, diagnosed IBS 2003
6x mesalazine daily
iron supplements and calcium
1/2 predfoam during bad periods (but dont respond well)
6x prednisolone daily and reducing
recently started organic diet and check every ingredients label for additives!! it helps! :-D
regular excercise and last signoidoscopy late 2005.
Status: mini relapse.