Hi...I mean to use Rowasa initially rather than the suppositories. The suppositories (to me) aren't enough medication to be used in the most difficult place to heal UC.
It is good, however, that you're using them twice a day.
Where exactly is your UC....limited to the lower part of the rectum? If it's higher, you should be on an oral 5ASA such as Asacol plus an enema which can get the entire rectum plus into the sigmoid.
If one needs an extra amount of meds, the Canasa can be used during the day after the majority of morning bms and the enema at night.
I'm biased, however, but with most UCers on this board, eventually they end up on the enemas....a waste of time with the Canasa...again..my opinion.
You should eat as normally as possible, but often during the day in smaller meals.
Do consider fibre supplements to bulk and soften the stool a bit as well..it can help slow down diarrhea or looser stool a bit.
You could ask the doc for some dicyclomine 10mg as an antispasmodic.
As well...consider a probiotic.
Are you seeing a GI for your UC?
*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 !!!