did you stop the enemas?
The daily cup of coffee, especially whatever time you normally have it, will trigger the download of stool from the sigmoid into the rectum....
I kind of depend on that and have coffee in the morning..or when I have breakfast/brunch....for that fact. But, in the event that I'm out for brunch, I have two or more glasses of water upon waking up and that as well will trigger the bm urge.
It's habit for me to go, and I heed that without really holding it in for a long time. To take advantage and get on with my day is the point. But, if I were in a flare, I'd have a seond urge, more so that the first...that would be expected.
I will sometimes have a bm in the evening..depending on what I've eaten the day before. It's more of quantity rather than the urge. Again, the type of urge may be the determiner...
Excess gas will cause more of a difficult time holding in bms.
Definitely stick with the enemas. I don't like using them either....and I do notice more of a need to go in the morning after...it is what it is, but between them, not the same, so partly can be the enemas and extra "slip" since the liquid of it isn't felt like a stool would be.
Maybe my butt is just aging...got to start the kegel exercises...that might help some..
*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 !!!