Hi zeus, and welcome to the forum. I would like to ask you to please not use all capital letters when posting - that's considered "yelling" and not very polite.
The flare can last .... as long as you can. Perhaps the inflammation has gone up further in your system so the Canasa is no longer reaching it - you may need Rowasa (or Salofalk, depending on where you are) enemas, which cover more area.
You also may need oral medications - 5-ASA, the same stuff as the Canasa, so that you're addressing the issue from both ends. (Again quoting Quincy....)
When you're up int he night to poop, that's a flare for sure. It needs medication to get better.
I have found that eating softer foods, only well-cooked fruits and veggies, no skins (of apples or potatoes or whatever)... nut butters... have helped me feel less pain.
But - you need to see your GI as soon as you can. I've found that when I call and use the phrase "lots of blood" I can get in pretty quickly......
Keep us posted.
Co-Moderator, UC Forum
Age 55. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Asacol - 16 pills/day,
Rowasa and Canasa occasionally
Metamucil - 2 doses/day
VSL#3DS 2 x daily, Multivitamin, Calcium and D
homemade yogurt each day
Son, 17, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission
Post Edited (songlady) : 2/25/2011 7:21:29 PM (GMT-7)