Sherry....the fact that you can't take the 5ASA rectal meds is interesting since you're on Colazal...maybe the combo is just too much....but it could be that you're not on enought meds which is causing the catch 22 situation. Not enough but it's too much causing other symptoms.
doing entocort oral and a rectal steroid (foam as others have suggested)?
Maybe the fact that you're on a 5ASA continually isn't good, but you're not flaring continuously..so, that's probably not it.
The Bio-Pro can be taken more often...I 'm sure I read that. You could definitely try and see if that helps. How many are you taking?
I hope things improve for you. I doubt it's food that's causing any bleeding..it could still be the period connection...are you soon to start again?
Were you checked for endo?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!