I agree, you should probably be on double that dose of Asacol plus mesalamine enemas. And there are a number of good probiotics available, so experiment to see what works for you.
I'm not so sure about
the antibiotic. We usually try to avoid those unless we have a proven infection, because they can predispose us to getting an over-infection with clostridium dificil, which is a very nasty little bacteria.
I'm glad you have a GI appointment coming up soon.
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