Hi Donna....you should consider to do the retention enemas...either 5-Asa (Rowasa or Salofalk or Pentasa) or steroid liquid or foams.
Is there a reason you're not using them? I'm sure I've asked, but don't remember the answer...maybe put the reason in your siggie if you cannot use
Remission would be NO symptoms, one bm a day or two, depending on what I eat.
One doesn't have to be bleeding to constitute a flare, but it's great that your bleeding can be reduced.
Oh, forgot to mention there are also suppositories, but I don't classify them as a treatment option as much as a maintenance option...but that's a personal opinion.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!