Continue with the Rowasa regardless.....you should try to lower the dosage of Asacol. Usually it's one pill a week, but maybe for you you could lower it quicker...do it over 3 days...by one pill a day.
See if it helps.
I think pooping liquid is easier on an inflamed rectum....at least for me it is.
How many bms a day are you having?
You could add a fibre supplement to bulk up the liquid a bit...it'll kind of slow things down a teeny bit..
it's really better to start at a lower dosage of Asacol and increase rather than a higher dosage....
12 is not a maintenance dosage...
*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 !!!