I call these "hot flashes," and I have been getting them on and off since I was diagnosed with UC. Sometimes, they precipitate a bowel movement, but often they do not. Mine come throughout the day... not just at night. I use a cool pack to help when I am at home. I've asked my GI about this, and he thinks it is mesalamine related.
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)