spasming, gas or inflammation...unless it's not related to UC. My right-side pain is usually gas. Lower left can be spasming from stress or gas from what I ate.
If I'm flaring, the spasming or gas is pronounced and more continual and rectal pain is there before/during and after bms..
I do agree that trying an antispasmodic will help.
I'm a proponent of Bentyl..but my niece tried hyocystine and had great results (from her severe IBS)..worked amazingly.
hope you feel better.
*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 !!!