Jano...you could ask the doc for a script
of dicyclomine...start with the 10mg. It's an antispasmodic and will help with some of the symptoms. I've used it for the past 19 years...awesome med for me.
I'm in a teeny flare at this time as well...started early last week and was obvious to me on Thursday...the rectal pain during bms (white-knucklers) and butt throbbing during the day is my clincher. The excess gas and then increased bms was definitely an inconvenience.
I started the enemas nightly on Thursday, the frequency has stopped as has the rectal pain during bms as of yesterday. So, they still work nicely for me.
Yes, I still have discomfort when I first use the enemas, my gut gurgles during the night when the flare is still happening...but I'll take that over a continuing flare.
Please at least try the enemas again....maybe ask the doc for the 2gram dosage to start if too much 5ASA causes you discomfort.
The other option is to use the Canasa 3X daily and proctofoam during the night.
Give them a fair try....
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~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 ....bromelain 1 - 2x 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 !!!