Sounds like a flare to me too. Presently, I have the same symptoms. The worse part is the terrible pressure in the rectum. I read where Elaine (kops2da) went to see a GI doctor in Albany and he seems to be right on target. I am not waiting for my doctor to prescribe taking more of the rectal meds, I am going to insist on it. Some of this crap I am taking doesn't seem to be doing squats. Colazal ...taking three pills, three times a day...and for WHAT? The doctor increased the 6MP to 75 mgm...and what the heck is that doing? Sometimes ya just gotta wonder.
Good luck to you and in the meantime I would hunt around for another GI doctor too if I were you...sounds like he is just too much into himself.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.