Hi Heather .... welcome to the forum!
It's great to hear the doc has you on both oral and rectal 5ASA meds. It takes time for them to start doing their stuff...so, patience is a must with them.
Just to let you know that you should taper the rectal meds and not go off them cold turkey, for when the time comes.
They can be tapered to find a maintenance dosage rather than the goal of being off them.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!