Guess I think a little different - maybe depending on the severity of the flare. Seems like you have to find out something. Maybe a ct scan would be better. I had three scopes last year and this - all flaring - bleeding and inflammation - no problems - two colonoscopies and a sigmoid! I just relied on my doctor to do what was best for me - he feels he cannot treat until he "sees" what is going on!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.