ucgirl71...it's normal for eating to trigger the digestive process (peristalsis) and for the stool that's sitting in the sigmoid to be on its way downloading getting ready for a bm..
It's also a good habit in the mornings after breakfast...I depend on that. Although if I'm flaring, I'll definitely have more bms in the morning.
But, if you're flaring, anything that's in the rectum (mucus/blood) will be the trigger ready to be evacuated upon the peristalsis starting by just getting up in the morning.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice 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 !!!