Maybe you have some specific food sensitivities that you are not aware of.
I know now that I'm sensitive to wheat, and if I "cheat" I get tremendous bloat!
Also, when I'm bloated, I stop taking the probiotic for a couple days, and that helps.
I take Trazadone for sleep, it is mild and not addictive and it helps me stay asleep (as long as nothing else wakes me, like a hungry cat).
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 40mg, down to 10mg so far so good... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~