Do the 5ASA retention enemas with the oral asacol and use them (enemas) nightly for a few weeks at least...it takes a while for the 5ASA to kick in...but they could just become your very best friends..lol!
No, the asacol won't get to the butt....they're not meant to....but they will keep above the rectum/sigmoid nice and calm...you need both.
Thanks everyone for the responses.
I'm trying to get my doctor to call me tonight so I can have him prescribe these enema's. My worry is that I'll always have to use them....I keep finding stories of people who have been in remission without the use of drug's and their condition was WAY worse then mine...but I don't know how much weight to put on those stories.
Why does this feel like the end of the world? My brother's best friend had a heart transplant at a young age and after many years of taking so many pills his kidney shut down on him and he recieved a kidney transplant just last year. And if you met the guy you would NEVER NEVER guess ANYTHING was wrong with him. He was THRILLED to get that kidney so he wouldn't have to do dialysis. He won't even mention any of his condition unless asked and he lives like anyone else.
I've got a little urgency and a ton of mucus coming out of my butt and I feel like my world just ended and I'm not even out of my 20's yet. I feel so horrible for complaining so much when I'm not even close to being as bad as other's I've read on here. I'm just SOOOO scared that this is gonna spread further up, and I'm SOOOOO scared that taking these med's for life (which could be 50 or 60 more years!!!) is gonna lead to kidney problems, liver problems...who know's what else!
Sorry guys :(