Hi...if you're a teacher..the end of the school year is over, maybe things have caught up with you in the calm after the storm, so to say.
I think start the rowasa....you're not having a bad couple of days, for if you're bleeding and bms are increasing you're flaring.
You might also consider fibre supplements and probiotics....
Do you have any dicyclomine to help with some of the cramping?
I'm curious why you weren't on any Rowasa...did you taper to a maintenance dosage or did you completely go off them?
If the Rowasa isn't working for you..you could consider to ask the doc for a steroid enema or foam enema.
Hope you feel better soon!
*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 !!!