I think she should have put you on a maintenance dosage of rectal meds...twice a week at least and kept you at 6 asacol.
If you started to flare to increase it by two if you take it twice a day or by 3 if you take it thrice.
I don't think 12 asacol will ease rectal inflammation regardless......
She could put you on a maintenance dosage of 2grams Rowasa starting at twice a week and if you start to have symptoms increase it to nightly.
Treating the culprit where it starts makes more sense to me.....
Hope your pregnancy goes well and that your UC symptoms are minimal throughtout.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!