Congrats!! I'm 6.5 weeks right now (and in a flare :( ) From what I've been reading, I think it is best to increase your water intake. If you have to, try a stool softener, but NO LAXITIVES!! Try the conservative route first. What about prunes and stuff like that? As long as it doesn't bother your UC, try it! Good luck!
Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Salofalk 2gms twice a day for maintance
Salofolk 4gms twice a day during flares
Betnesol retention enemas for flares - have been on back order so not available until Feb
Pentasa enemas and supps when first diagnosed
Asacol 2.5gms twice daily
Cortifoam enemas nightly for 3 weeks, then everyother night for 4 weeks