Anthony, Are you taking alot of mesalamine? When I started out on 12 asacol a day AND Rowasa every night. I started having a lot of heavy duty D and for some reason a lot of it was happening at night and early morning (3am -5am). I had to back off and work my way up to that large amount of mesalamine. Also the D from too much meds didn't feel as "sick" as the UC diarrhea.
Thought I'd mention it just in case.
As long as my UC is active and I'm going a lot during the day, I'm also going at least a few times at night. Rowasa usually accounts for the first trip, though. I think when I switch sleep cycles in the night it wakes my colon up. And just like Eva Lou it is usually gas and mucus.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh