Hi Annie....great news!! There are always options and combinations of options...especially with the topical 5ASA and steroid oral/rectal.
Your proactive and determined position with your doctor has paid off.
Don't forget that you might be able to get back on the Rowasa while you're tapering or even for maintenance and at the first signs of a flare in the future....it's still a viable option.
But, your perfect combo may be as what you're using at this time...way to gp!!
*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 !!!