Quincy - I've been on nightly enemas almost every night even when I wasn't flaring. There were nights where I'd forget or fall asleep on the couch. I also take VSL#3 in both the capsule form and packet form (both are the non Rx version).
Well over the past three days since I posted I've noticed my bowel movements increase and finally today I saw blood.
This is just upsetting. I spent the past two days drinking mostly banana protein shakes and bone broth just to give my colon a bit of a break however it doesn't seem to be helping much. I'm also starting to feel a little bit of pinching sensation on my right side as well. Going to see my GI this week and see what he says. Pretty sure he'll immediately just say Remicade.
That's not an option I want to explore yet.
Let's see what happens...
29 year old male - Diagnosed with UC in 2005
Current Meds: Mesalamine Enema's, Lialda 4 tablets daily
Supplements: Multi-vitamin, Fish Oil (4000mg), B-Complex with folic acid, Garden of Life Raw D3 (2000IU), VSL#3, American Health Enzyme probiotic complex (digestive enzyme)
Symptoms: None as of right now except for an occasional stomach ache