Rectal meds are used for crohnies when proctitis is an issue (proctitis is inflammation of the rectom) which can happen for UCers (since often that's where UC starts) and for CD since CD can affect any part of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Rectal meds are also used for CDers to help treat anal issues, which is something UCers never get, UC is limited to the rectom/colon...CD is not limited, it can affect any part of the GI tract and more than one area at a time as well.
Rectal meds don't generally reach high enough into the colon, so when you have crohn's colitis, rectal meds won't likely have any impact unless your rectom is also flaring...reason why most UCers use rectal meds is because it's more common for them to have rectal involvement. Fro crohn's colitis, the same oral meds are used to treat it just as what's used to treat UC, asacol, pentasa, ect.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~
Post Edited (pb4) : 2/18/2010 7:30:04 PM (GMT-7)