Yes, I have been going through that right now :( and it's strange because I am eating a pretty gentle diet. The pain is so intense but as soon as I go to the bathroom it goes away. Also 2 days ago when I was struggling to go I almost vomited. It sounds like you are in a bad flare with an inflamed rectum, that's why you can't retain the enema. I don't know what the abdominal pain is, maybe inflammation in the colon as well? I haven't had these abdominal cramps in years. When I was having them, I had ulcers in my colon. Now I am wondering if they are coming back and that's the horrible pain. Inflamed colon walls mixed with stool=pain?!? I hope you can get the Remicade soon, my insurance took forever at first, I had to kindly remind everyone to keep up on my case till finally it got approved. I hope it works a miracle for you.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08