hmmm...well, easier on the way out, but different than soft in the way of, as Red describes it, soft serve..lol!
Fibre supplements such as metamucil also helps to "exercise" the colon...since you're on relatively low fibre, it can help to bring a natural rhythm to the peristalsis rather than a spasming one.
Interestingly, I'm taking less Bentylol since starting it....not to say it'll stop a flare, but I also have less incidents of external hemmies as well as the fissure.
I started with one capsule with each meal then a week or so later I did two, etc.
Considering you have IBS....it can help that as well.
it might be something that will help you not need imodium??
*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 !!!