You can use the canasa up to 3 times a day....if you're using anusol (is it the over the counter stuff?)...switch it for the canasa.
Or...request the Rowasa retention enemas or the steroid enemas.
Try not to wonder why doctors don't make suggestions....some doctors (GIs) don't even prescribe rectal meds for UC.
You're armed with information...do the research and request them from the doc. If you get to the point where you're desperate, he'll probably put you on pred. Not a solution because you still have to get off it...and with baby being born around the corner...hormone fluctions should be YOURS rather than altered by the med.
Request....it's all part of being proactive in your care.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!