Thank you all for your great advice!
pmedic, I have been on generic mesalamine enemas for maintenance (1-2/week) since 2010, then I upped them to 1 nightly for the past two weeks. I also love them and am reluctant to use steroids, but if the bleeding continues, maybe I will start the hydrocort enemas to get things under control faster. Today has been better, only 2 BMs, no urgency, some bloody mucous.
Old Hat: the doctor said that the Cortifoam would not reach too far, so if I try rectal steroids, I should use the enemas...
quincy: I have been on 4 Aprisos daily, never skipped a dose. I stopped taking probiotics about 8 months ago, but I will restart them. My signature is from when I was diagnosed, so a few things changed. I am not taking any fish oil either, just eating as healthy as possible. The thing is, this time around I cannot say what could have triggered this flare: I am staying home right now, no stress, no antibiotics, the kids are great, no viruses etc. Isn't this disease "amazing"?
pb4: thanks for the input, I will take everything into consideration. I think I will wait a couple more days before starting the hydrocortison, and I will continue with the ASAs.
Thanks again, best of luck to all of you too,
female, 36yrs old, pan-colitis dx-ed 06/2010
med: Apriso 6/day
multivitamin, fish oil, curcumin, probiotics