Hi, I get those incredibly painful spasms too, on my lower left side. Usually taking immodium makes it worse, although sometimes it's just necessary to control urgency in situations but I know I'll pay later for blocking things up. I've never taken anything for the pain, just keep telling myself it will end soon. After an episode, I am wiped out. I don't know that there is anything to be done about it, except to try to get out of the flare with prednisone and rectal meds.
3x2 Asacol still is not a very big dose. You might consider asking about rectal meds to get medicine to that lower left part of your gut that is spasming?
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon...