So I was doing GREAT until Monday evening...down to 2-3 semi-formed BMs/day and normal energy. Then, it all came crumbling down. I started having completely watery diarrhea and nausea, then started throwing up later in the night. Yesterday, I couldn't even keep liquids down. Today, I'm doing ok with liquids, but threw up again when I tried to eat some saltines this morning. Another weird thing is that the diarrhea is completely non-urgent. I sit on the toilet every now and then and let loose volumes of completely watery stool. Plus, I don't have any nocturnal diarrhea. I've gone ahead and used my Rowasa the past two nights and have been able to hold it.
My husband had what we think was a milder version of this on Sunday...diarrhea and nausea, but no vomiting. Our son (almost 5 months old, goes to daycare) probably had a tummy bug last week. At the time, we attributed the extra spit-up-iness and problems getting him to eat well to a cold he had. Looking back, it makes sense that he might have also had this.
I've called my GI, and he says it's hard to know whether it's a bug or if it's the colitis flaring again. However, it just seems weird that I got bad so very quickly. I thought flares started slower than this and got worse.
So, what do you think this is? Have you ever had a flare start so severly?
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).