Instructions for both enemas state that it is best to empty the bowel before using. My GI also instructed me to empty if possible. I am not using the mesalamine enemas now, but when I did use them, I also needed to go in the morning. Sometimes, but not always, I cannot retain the enemas if I do not empty my bowel. Therefore, I make an attempt to go before using.
I am taking probiotics. Yesterday I took double dose and I am planing to do the same today. I think that the probiotics are helping. If things quiet down tomorrow, I will go back to a single dose.
Thanks for your suggestions, please keep them coming.
Diagnosed with left side UC in 2005 Colazol 4 x 3 daily
2005 to 2009 condition manageable with minor flare-ups
2010 to May 2010 - more severe flare-up
May 2010 started Mesalamine Rectal Suspension Enema
May 19, 2010 Started cortenema