Your bowel wakes up in the morning as you do, and if there's any stool in the sigmoid, it'll download quickly especially if there's any rectal inflammation..hence the urgency and multiple bms.
Take advantage of morning bms....more convenient than anytime bms. Your bowel can become trained to have morning bms....it's a good thing from my perspective, for once you're in remission, morning bms can still be part of your morning regimen.
You should, however, also be on rectal meds.
REgarding the c-scope....it's good you're having one..first in 5 years since diagnosis or you mean first ever?
You might even want to ask to be kept awake somewhat so that you can watch the monitor...for me, that's the best part.
Yes, I would say most all of us are afraid of what they'll find...I'm always relieved when I hear "no precancer or cancer....that means no surgery". Any other inflammation I don't care about
since it can be handled with my meds.
Please ask about
rectal meds....since you're on sulfasalazine, you should be able to handle 5ASA rectal enemas or suppositories...of course, that would depend on how much inflammation you have rectally. But, they're invaluable in helping with early flares and maintenance remission..which is a good thing.
Keep us posted as to how your c-scope goes....
Oh, forgot to add you can consider fibre supplements...that also helps with regulating bms. I personally won't leave the house before my morning bm...and when I'm not flaring, it's not immediate. I like to drink coffee to trigger it...but that's become a habit, for it would work just as well with water.
*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 !!!