Hi...well, patience plays a huge part in dealing with UC, but if you sense it's not of the norm what you're experiencing, then your doctor should have your stools tested for whatever bug you might have.
There are some bugs that can reside in the colon for a long while after the major symptoms have subsided.
Are you nearing a period or have your hormones fluctuated in the way that could cause your UC to be exacerbated? (I'm meaning at this point in time, not what you've been through before this)
Did your child just have an immunisation recently that has caused her/him to have diarrhea?
Have you eaten something recently that could be causing a change in your stools?
I think really you need to have stool testing done to clarify if it's that or not.
You could add a fibre supplement and maybe up the probiotics.
When is your next appointment with the doc?
Since you've improved a lot since your January 30 diagnosis, I would say ups and downs are common...at least I remember that experience from my many times of flaring. My recent flare has made its ups and downs and I'm trying to remain patient and not attempt to taper for another 3 weeks....
I do notice my stools have been looser which are a bit more difficult to hold with most of my inflammation being very low in the rectum...but today was much better as of late, so I'm assuming the inflammation is improving nicely. As well, yesterday I had unbelievable stomach discomfort and severe nausea with a horrific headache..ugh! Seems again when my UC is at a certain point rectally, my symptoms vary. But in saying that I might be more hopeful than actual.
Regardless...today is a much better day and life goes on.
Hope you're able to get it figured out....but do remember that as your colon is healing (up to down), your symptoms will vary as well.
You could, however, keep a daily diary, maybe even take your temp in the morning and night to possibly track hormone fluctuations, etc. It could lead to some insight (at least to help your mind from constantly trying to remember it all).
Keep us posted as to how you're feeling.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~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 !!!