Are you able to retain them throughout the night?
Are the pains throughout the day or while you have in the Rowasa?...I'm assuming you're using it during the night...or are you using it during the day?
The cramping could be from the colon starting to heal....for me, if my inflammation is very low, I tend to get stomach discomfort.
Are you having any reflux as well?
Antispasmodics such as dicyclomine can help your discomfort...for me it works well.
I think you should give them a fair try...are your other symptoms improving since starting to use them?
*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 !!!