You need to have your stool tested for cdiff particularly since you say this is an atypical flare. Get a "potty hat" and specimen cup from your GI.
Fasting has never helped my flares but it's how I manage them so that I can work. Even water is a problem when I'm flaring. I fast until additional meds start to work.
UC meds do not cause dependence. Opioids cause dependence.
42 yo; pancolitis dx 2001
asacol max dose for several years
prednisone and rowasa when flaring
remicade since 2009; zofran, canasa
Factor V Leiden-blood clots x3
gabapentin & cymbalta for peripheral neuropathy in feet
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