I would request the 5-ASA mesalamine retention enemas in Canada, of course..but in the UK, you'll have Asacol foam available. so, hop on that firstly. One measured dosage is 1000mg...and the foam is easy to retain..I wish they'd have them here. They could be used once or twice daily, and for higher inflammation, two measured dosages can be used to go higher..so, that would be perfect for you.
Definitely the codeine med can encourage a slower colon...
Why are you taking them...for body/back pain?
I think you should still ask the doc for an antispasmodic...I use dicyclomine...awesome.
Are you still on the 5-ASA supps? If you have them...do consider to start them until at least you're able to see your doc.
A fibre supplement will help bulk your stool, help diarrhea, etc.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!