I like how you added (I also hate UC) to your name, haha. Me too.
I just started Rowasa too, last night... How much do you manage to administer? I had to go really slow or else it got uncomfortable and made me have to go to the bathroom, but I squeezed and squeezed until it seemed nothing else was coming out, but then when I looked at the bottle there was a little less than half of the medicine left in there. I wonder if this is okay? I'm sure they want you to put it all in there, but I just felt like I couldn't hold anymore. Maybe it will get easier.
Anyway, as for the Colazal side effects... I haven't taken that drug in about
two years, but the main thing I remember about
it was that they got stuck in my throat every time no matter what I did and they would dissolve there quickly, causing severe burning in my throat and terrible tasting acid reflux. I do remember having increased gas, and I always get headaches, almost daily, so it could be the 5ASA's I guess.
I hope you're able to find something that works and get yourself in remission! Good luck!
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use.
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day