hi emory...yes, I meant IBS...stupid keyboard, haha!
Greasy foods will/can increase bms...if you ate a lot more food, your body will break it down at whatever pace it's used to. As well, taking the Metamucil smooth will bulk it up more giving you more bms, so all in all, it seems it could be the food intake.
You can also increase the metamucil during this time to twice daily...maybe at noon if you're not taking any meds at that time.
When you consider to taper, do it every second night, but add the Canasa to the nights where you're not using it.
I have a cold since Thursday, laryngitis since Saturday (after my flu shot on Wednesday...but I was fighting something anyway and didn't tell my doc) and as of yesterday a sinus infection. I'm ticked off, cancelled my clients and will be seeing the doc tomorrow. I'll beg for zithromax. I was hoping to get rid of this myself, but with all the stuff I'm taking, I can't do it alone or afford emotionally to take more time off. Plus we've had new flooring countertop..been stressful packing stuff away because eventually we'll be painting, etc. and nothing is perfect, the living room has to be redone because the stupido put an obvious seam right down the centre of the room.. It's all new for us, too much at the same time, that's all. But UC is fine for now..
My back is actually fine. Go figure....
It's been a tough few months and I'm feeling a bit down about
it....but nothing like experience..bwahahahaaaaaaaa.
Oh, back to the tapering for you...yes, I'd do it as you say, but replace them with the Canasa.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!