I haven't had any side effects. Some people have some cramping and discomfort after putting them in, or have a lot of trouble retaining them, but I don't. It made a big difference for me quickly in reducing the number of BMs I was having a day. That's great that she's accepting using an enema. It's kind of gross and can be uncomfortable, even for adults.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).