They take you off Rowasa and you get worse so they suggest something more risky.
I have diarrhea frequently and thus hold it in when sleeping and, well, anytime I'm not on a toilet. By their logic I am training my mind to hold stuff in...okay. But I am still able to go when I'm on the toilet because my mind knows where I am. I also use psyllium husk fiber to help movement and bind things together and I don't try to push or force out the stool. Instead I relax, move my upper torso around a bit, and let the natural spasms on my colon work the feces out.
Maybe if you just use Rowasa right before bed and lay down right away. Then don't get up until you're ready to expell it in the toilet.
I don't buy all their story. i would not go off the Rowasa.
Maybe you're leaving something else out. What exact problems are you having? How about
using a stimulant, caffeine, to help the bm along?
43, male, UC diagnosed in 1985
Flares occur after some illness: food poisoning, flu, mono...
Flares last 6 months to a year and lately involve several weeks of severe symptoms with lots of diarrhea, blood, pain, fever, dehydration.
Remissions last 1 to 4 years and are absolute with no symptoms
Current Meds: 100 mg azathioprine, Colazal 9/day, Lialda 2/day,
60 mg 50 mg 60mg 80 mg prednisone
Xanax, Valium for anxiety
Tegretol XR for epilespy