I would suggest suppositories. I've not done the probiotic enemas...hopefully others will chime in on that subject.
It's hard to focus when one's arse is in total pain..but since you are seeing some relief, hope it continues and you'll be able to get on with your school stuff.
You mentioned chewing gum....well, all of the gums are chock full of sweetenrs, and if you chew a new piece often..you're getting a lot.
There is a gum called SPRY. It does contain xylitol...but that's it on the sweetener. I can chew it for quite a while....if I chew too many new pieces during the day, I'll get gas....but two pieces last a long while. Although, when I'm anxious/nervous about
something...it tends to "fall apart" after about
two hours. I get it at a health food store...in a large container, but it is sold in blister packs...expensive, however. I do keep the small container of it in my car..
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~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 !!!