I agree with pb4. I still have questions about
my health issues I don't suppose will ever be answered to my satisfaction. Namely, I have a "thickening of the bowel wall" on the upper right side and have often felt pain and discomfort there while a scope would reveal most of the inflammation is on the left.
I haven't taken any rectal meds in years and have been in remission most of that time. I manage my disease with a maintenance dose of sulfasalazine, dietary manipulation (primarily avoiding gluten and dairy), natural supplements, exercise and rest. That's what works for me, personally.