If the rectum is inflamed, it can cause cramping elsewhere...signals get all screwed up, etc. After eating, it increases peristalsis, and when the colon (no matter how much involved with inflammation), throws hissy fits, normal rhythmic movement becomes chaotic.
As well, you might also have reflux...
I think you're overanalysing everything...take the Bentyl..and most definitely start the rectal meds.
I would never question symptoms like that and believe it wasn't a flare.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!