Hi mercury...how long have you been using the foam enemas nightly/daily?
You should also be on an oral 5ASA med such as asacol at the very least.
Once you come to Canada...there are NO asacol foam enemas...sadly...but there are retention enemas called Salofalk or Pentasa.
I suggest some of the problem you're having at this time is that you'll be moving to a new country with a new set of stressors soon to come.
Ask for an oral 5ASA med such as Asacol...at least 6 to start. If the doc puts you on a high dosage to start, you might have some side effects that will be difficult to distinguish if it's UC or med-related. You can always increase if you need.
As well, keep on the Asacol Foam twice daily.
Add a probiotic and fibre supplements.
hang tough....it takes a while.
If you are to change to the sCD...it will help in the way how you feel. I know some on the diet, and it definitely changes the discomfort levels, although hasn't changed the bleeding factors.
Try not to get too discouraged....I think part of the reason things have gone on for so long is because you haven't been on enough/the right meds.
It does, however, take commitment.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!