I think you should still look into the food change regarding the cereal....I think you're getting too much fibre and not enough solid foods.
What do you eat during the day normally?
One thing you might want to try is while you're doing the enema....insert it and then withdraw just to the edge of the anus (but still inside)...start squeezing the med from there while you're pushing it in for full insertion.
This will help with the urgency as well.
The capsules won't have any sweeteners in them....maybe a good option.
How many Reuteri probiotics are you taking daily? You can take up to 3.
With pancolitis...do expect healing to take a long while.
You have a lot of options...try not to be too frustrated. Regarding artificial sweeteners...all gum has it now (if you're a chewer)...and most of them can give gut symptoms.
You have improved a lot...it took me about
2 years to finally get it all worked out with the meds and to have a more consistent lack of symptoms.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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 !!!