Ok, so this is what's going on with me now. Still on the Rowasa nightly and Asacol 9 a day. I'm having an every 3rd day nightmare. For about the past week or week and a half this is what's going on:
Day one: I'll be perfectly fine. I'll go in the am to expel the enema remains...very little stool, just mushy gray stuff...I assumed the enema. Then I feel great the rest of the day. Maybe a little gas but nothing that's a bother. No blood.
Day 2: Same.
Day 3: It's like all the stool has waited and is wanting to come out all at once. I'll have the urge to go and that'll be ok...enema comes out plus some stool, fine. The stool is not D but not firmly formed...it's soft but does have shape. And it's ALOT. Maybe a little bright red blood at the end, it is getting to be less and less when this happens. Then I"ll have terrible stomach pain and feel like I have to go again. So I do and it is like involuntary straining and it hurts...yikes! Then that will go away and I'll try to go about my day then it'll happen again. Sometimes there might be a little rust colored liquid that comes out...not much but some. This goes on for about 3 hours then I'm fine for 3 days and we do this again.
I have no trouble holding the enemas, I keep them in all night.
Any idea what this means or what I should do? The blood is decreasing and the pain is not quite as bad today (this is a day 3 day). Could this be part of the constipation healing process I've heard about?
Help! Thanks :)