Hi..mever used the cortenema, but the Salofalk is the same amount of fluid.
Were you laying on your left side while inserting and then remaining such afterward for at least a half hour?
Grunting, groaning, squeezing cheeks and your sphincter will help get you through the first minute of urges....afterward it'll get easier as you heal.
Were you able to hold it at all?
Hang tough, I've been doing enemas for 20 years (no, not nightly..lol) and I've had to let 2 or 3 only go because I just couldn't hold for too long.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd 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 !!!