I have been using Ulcerative Colitis medicines for the past 2 years (taking mesalamine 1.2g tablets 4 per day). Early this year I was doing very well and the stool tests came normal. My Doctor reduced the dosage to 2 tablets. Eight months later,I had one flare-up (minor one) and had blood in my stool (a very small amount) for a day. Two weeks later I went for a stool test and blood test. The blood test came mostly normal (except high EOS absolute - 0.6). However, the Stool test shows inflammation (Calprotectin increased to 150 from 49 and Lactoferrin increased from 2 to 22 in 8 months) and also it occult blood test is positive (for all 3 days). The last time I had a colonoscopy was Apr 2022 and do not want to go again as it always aggregates my symptoms. Are these stool results very bad? Will the inflammation reduce if I go back to my prev dosage (1.2 g tablets 4 times a day)? I have a doctor's appointment in 3 weeks but wondering how long I need to be on the highest dosage (which is 4 tablets per day) and do we need to continue a high dosage even during remission?. After the minor flare-up a few weeks back I am doing fine (no symptoms other than not having so much appetite as before). Extremely sorry for the lengthy message. Just wanted to give a full picture. Thank you in advance for your help.