Normally not for me, but this past Fall I was sick 3 times with a cold. I did start to flare at Christmas....I was also taking Cold FX for a long while, plus the Christmas stress...so, I'll assume it's the combo...but it's been yo-yoing from tapering the Salofalk too fast. So, I'm sitting tight on nightly rectal 5ASA for the time being.
You are only on Canasa...you should, however, be on more meds to get your flare under control as to not get worse.
Hope your cold/flu improves quickly...this is a season for many going around.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~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 !!!