Are you still on the Rowasa nightly?
Low in the rectum inflammation can cause constipation...part of the healing process...you're not in remission yet I don't think...but almost.
I suggest you not use a laxative. Stool softeners will help and increasing your food intake will help.
Are you eating?
How many Bentylol are you taking? They will help a bit with the constipation if you're having spasming...but not too many.
Make sure you're eating...you could also consider to start adding some fibre supplements...slowly.
Coffee will get your digestive system moving in the morning..
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~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 !!!