I've been fighting a flare for over a year now. Before that, 10 years with no flares. Before that, I had little, tiny flares on and off for 6 years that usually went away immediately with a few weeks of enemas.
Now I take mesalamine enemas twice daily, Colazal and tapering prednisone. Hoping to be off the Pred in another 2 months and get to remission (crossing fingers!). But I've had annoying, mild flare symptoms the past year. No bleeding (only at the very start of the flare), smaller BMs most of the time, but formed. Constipation. Gas most days. Bloating and some abdominal pain.
My GI suggested Humira or Remicade too if I can't get off the steroids. I tried Imuran and couldn't take it to do pancreas issues. I also feel that a biologic is just overkill for mild colitis.