Hi...I reread your posting and I got it backwards obviously.
Yes, 5ASA is an antiinflammatory medication, but it's not the only thing that would affect your stool consistency.
It could be that the nights you take it...the following day the colon is a bit slower therefore allowing the stool to have more water removed forming a firmer stool.
I personally would't worry about
the consistency of the stool compared to increase symptoms. My stool varies in consistency most likely influenced by food and stress levels.
How long have you been on the every second night enemas?
How long were you on the twice daily enemas and how were your stool consistency when taking them?
Hang tough and try not to micromanage your symptoms. Take the meds and if you are having bms daily, once or twice, no rectal pain/ cramping/ discomfort, no bleeding..it's probably doing its job.
I think adding fibre is a good idea. Have you been having any discomfort from the Benefibre that you've noted?
*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 !!!