I started taking a combination of pills each time I eat - therefore three times a day. It doesn't matter what I eat, but I get pain in my belly that travels around to my lower back. Since I have started pre-empting the pain with the following combination, I have gone 3 weeks without pain after eating. I take 3 Asacol, 3 simethicone tablets, 1 or 2 Tylenol. Occasionally I need a Zofran but my special "cocktail" has really helped.
All these are medications I am regularly on. The difference is that I group them together and take them immediately after eating. I think most of my pain was the gas produced by eating. I eat a very limited diet including baby food fruits and vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, pasta...
You might want to give this "cocktail" a try to see if you can head off that pain.
If eating causes you pain in your belly, you might want to get food sensitivity testing.
When I eat something that I have tested intolerant to -- like wheat/pasta -- I get belly aches (and bloat). I'm thinking it's better to know, than to mask it with extra drugs!
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 wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion).
Bad flare in March, seasonal? Back on prednisone, 40-30-25-20-15... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12.