Hi...flaring is so difficult to pinpoint sometimes...for me it happens after the storm, unless I've been in a state of distress for a while.
Definitely make sure you're not forgetting to take your meds...easy to do when our mind is focussed on other things that need to be done.
You're also newly diagnosed, and there can be lots of ups and downs the first year or two regarding meds, etc. It is important that there be consistency in meds...meaning not too much yo-yoing. Your dosage is still low enough that it can be increased...and you can go up one in the Lialda if you get worse...but you might find the enemas are exactly enough and you can save the Lialda to increase at a later date.
I'm suggesting that because sometimes doctors will give the highest dosage of 5ASA meds and since they can sometimes have side effects that mimic UC...it's difficult to distinguish and there is a perception that the meds are a failure. Rather than decreasing them a bit, they're stopped.
So, you're going about
it in a good way I think...
Regarding probiotics. The ones that are most obvious on this forum are Primadophilus Reuteri capsules; Align; Culturelle; Flora, Udo' Choice....
There are so many available today...it's sometimes trial and error. I've tried a few different kinds and recently switched.
The ones I use now are in my signature.
Natural Factors has one that's called Ultimate Protec that I was looking into to try...maybe later, but I've been having incredible success with these, I might not want to change.
I take them at bedtime on an empty stomach...about
2 hours after my nightly meds.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
Hope your move goes smoothly...oh the fun of decorating!!
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!