Rectal meds are not meant to treat the entire colon....so that's not even a thought you need to revisit. Rectal meds are meant to deal with the inflammation in that area...quick and effectively. Retention enemas will go as high as the sigmoid and maybe farther.
Remember that rectal symptoms will be worse since that's where UC starts....keep that in mind...it'll be the first place to start (you had UP)....it's the last place to heal. It will help that poor area which gets the most assult through having stool or diarrhea forced through the raw inflamed area (add all the wiping as well).
You should be on them....the Lialda isn't meant to deal with the entire colon...when one has diarrhea or inflammation in the colon, sometimes it's not fully dispursed and will be forced out with the stool/diarrhea.
Call the doc and request the suppositories at least....I don't understand him allowing you discomfort.
If he doesn't give you any and forces you to WAIT till your next appointment (when is that by the way?)...pure torture on purpose from my perspective.....go to the store and see if you can purchase any low dosage hydrocortisone suppositories. It'll be better than nothing.
Call the doc and request.....you should be using both oral and rectal 5ASA meds.
*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 !!!