The enema will trigger the urge to have a bm...You might try doing a half an enema and see if you can hold it in all night and if you let it go, then you have another half to use.
You're improving....try not to micromanage everything. The healing process takes time. If you focus on the little stuff, you'll not see the progress.
The flu is respiratory, not gastro...
UC as it's healing goes up and down...you have a ways to go yet.
You're also tapering pred....so, really expect the ups and downs.
You might want to up some of the fibre with metamucil pills or even prodium to bulk up your stool.
Your colon needs to get more "exercise" rather than spasming. I would suggest you consider to ask the doc for some dicyclomine...which is an antispasmodic.
Hang tough...it can be a long ride sometimes. Just take it a day at a time and try not to let your frustration rule the process.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd 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 ....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 !!!