kheal...that's a classic symptom of low in the rectum inflammation...that's one of my first symptoms if I'm suspecting a flare. If it's continual and I have some constipation (feeling), then more urgency with bms..it's definitely a flare for me.
Definitely some foods can cause you more discomfort, and digestive enzymes or probiotics are what you should consider...although both can cause discomfort as well until you get used to them or change when you take them..etc.
Are you not on any rectal meds? If you are..which ones?
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!