yep, I would suggest the stool softener as well....
Docusate is what I used.
Are you eating enough foods and getting enough fluids?
I too would suggest coffee....tea is more constipating according to friends and family.
My guess on this whole thing is that you're reaching the low in rectum inflammation stage (healing from up to down)....keep on using the enemas, and when your symptoms improve, start tapering them.
You could try inserting the nozzle into the rectum and starting to squeeze...withdraw it to the very edge of the anus so that you get medication there. Keep pushing it into the rectum again and finish inserting the med.
You could also try sitting a bit or laying on your back to keep the med more localised.
You are progressing in a positive way.....been there after a long flare, and I discovered I much preferred a loose stool during that phase.
*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 !!!