One could try taking Bentylol (Bentyl..aka dicyclomine) about
an hour before using the enemas.
Altering diet so that is less gas. So, no beans the day of the enemas...kapow!
I've only had to let a few go after a few hours over the 20 years...but I pretty much grunted and squealed and worked through the nausea and urge to go the first few minutes. I find reading or watching tv a great distractor and relaxant...
try the dicyclomine...it might be the key.
I've never forced myself to have a bm before hand...I would think that water in general acts as a purgative...so just having it in the colon might not be helpful for the rectum to react to first have a bm then expect to hold it afterward.
Maybe it's just habit eventually?
I'm sorry I have no other suggestions except to lay as still as possible for at least an hour or so on your left side.
*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 !!!