Tried another one last night. Haven't had any mesalamine enemas in about
a week. Had a small supply of corticosteroid enemas left and decided to finish them off tapering before going back to the mesalamine efforts.
Last night I used regular spring water and 2grams of mesalamine (the regular enemas are 4grams). Also I only took in about 2/3 of it in the end as there was a lot of liquid and I was happy to try a smaller amount first.
Held it in no problems this time (last failed effort must have been due to the salt). Feel good today. Passed a pretty solid bm with no clearly visible blood. The texture and colour looked very similar to my bm's after a salofalk enema.
I think I'm pretty close to remission now - only occasional blood, I average 1 bm a day(usually solid).
So I'll be aiming for maintenance dosing (2 * 4gr enemas a week). I might try this as 4 * 2 gram enemas a week. I'm using empty corticosteroid bags and vitamin E as lubricant. I'd be interested in adding some Vitamin E to the solution but I haven't been able to find any natural vitamin E 's here (only the acetates).
Also, I'm shaving the casing off the tablets and then using hot water to mix them up first. I might try to use a coffee grinder or something as I'm sure they'd mix a lot better if they were a fine powder.