I would suggest you maybe try a quarter of a bar, then the next day a half, then the next day three-quarters and the day after a full bar...or do the process slower.
I want to let you know that waiting to get off the enema might having you wait a while. You have to taper them and maybe be on maintenance.
Having abdominal cramping isn't necessarily a bad thing if you can pinpoint the culprit. I think you had too much fibre of the gas producing kind. Did you have it on an empty stomach?
Try it again, but in a small amount. Maybe with a meal as a dessert maybe...make sure you do take in enough water during the day.
It might not be of a bother to you afterward. Slow is best with that kind of fibre.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!