Hi Andy.....sucks for sure when we're feeling so much better only to have us starting to flare again.
I don't think you're on enough meds.....I would strongly suggest you ask your doc for 5ASA retention enemas. If you're in the US, it would be Rowasa, otherwise Salofalk, Asacol or Pentasa come in the enemas. There are also steroid enemas, but I would push to try the 5ASA firstly.
There are many ups and downs...it took me almost 3 years to get the hang of using the enemas to deal with flares.
Where in the colon is your UC....throughout or limited?
Is the sulfasalazine the only med you've been on so far?
Hang tough...hopefully you'll get this flare under control soon,
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!