There's a slight flaw in that ulcerative colitis isn't in the stomach at all...it starts at the rectum and continues upward to either a limited state or throughout the colon. But I can understand your lightbulb moment.
There is a lot of mucus production with UC flaring...especially when there's a smaller amount of inflammation compared to a lot. Any amount of extra activity in the colon...and that includes stool formation....causes more mucus. The digestive tract is actually very efficient in protection mode....and it's messages can go haywire...hence the autoimmune response.
*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 !!!