enema and suppository observation

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Hoshi~
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   Posted 8/4/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor prescribed 12 days of a suppository for internal hemorrhoids irritated by the flex sig. I was wondering how I was going to do these *and* the enemas at night - the nurse just said put the suppository in right before falling asleep. Imagined laying in bed waiting for the right moment...

Well here's what happened:

Day 1: Used enema and watched TV laying down an hour before bed, then suppository at bedtime. Seemed like a good ritual for a couple weeks, as if I have a free hour before bed.

Day 2: Found out "room temperature" of my apartment is too warm (too many computers). When I opened the package the suppository came apart with no hope of being formed back together in the fridge like the pharmacist recommended. I tried to kinda stuff some in with my fingers but not much luck.

Day 3: (Suppositories now kept in the fridge... next to the eggs.. not something you expect to see.) Was the night of such bad D I didn't want to try to hold in an enema and just used the suppository.

Day 4 (last night): Used the enema immediately followed by the suppository before bed. Breakthrough! The suppository seemed to act as kind of a plug and I could barely feel the enema. I was able to get up and wash my hands, walk casually to bed, instead of hurrying to get horizontal while feeling gravity working against me.

Now I kind of wish I was on these full time, great trick!
~ Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed November 2010 : better but not *better*

Current meds: Lialda x 2, Librax x 3-4, Endocort x 3, Pamelor x 50mg before bed, nightly Rowasa enemas
Fiber capsules x 3 daily

Not UC related: Lamotrigne x 100mg, pantoprazole x 40mg, Quasense (birth control - 4 periods a year!)

hateuc
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   Posted 8/4/2011 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, that is great! Glad you found a good method and appreciate that you shared. I like the visual w/ putting them next to the eggs....lol.
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Proctosigmoiditis
2 Lialda/day  Rowasa nightly
VSL#3
Metamucil wafers

Sara14
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   Posted 8/4/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, great visual. hehe. There are mesalamine suppositories you could ask for if you really wish you had them all the time...
27 years old; diagnosed March 2007

Asacol, 6 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa every other night; multivitamin; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Hoshi~
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 189
   Posted 8/8/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I have to admit, the magic's over. Looking forward to not sticking my finger up my butt anymore, heh. Five more days.
~ Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed November 2010 : better but not *better*

Current meds: Lialda x 2, Librax x 3-4, Endocort x 3, Pamelor x 50mg before bed, nightly Rowasa enemas
Fiber capsules x 3 daily

Not UC related: Lamotrigne x 100mg, pantoprazole x 40mg, Quasense (birth control - 4 periods a year!)

SurferChick
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Date Joined Jun 2011
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 8/27/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
wow I can relate.
night 1: tried just enema; next morning sucked
night 2: did enema and suppository. next whole day no more than 2-3 trips to bathroom
been doing the same thing for a few days now. Don't know how long to keep doing enemas...how to ween off them.
My GI Dr has been sucking getting back to my emails. I'm planning on finding a new GI very soon.
I feel like things are healing well. no blood. still small loose pebbles. Been looking through everyones threads/posts to see what others suggest? 
diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, 2005
-tried various meds for a year
got started on Remicade 2006
prednisone during flares
methotrexate, folic acid, omega 3, biotin, probiotics, etc...
Exercise: 2hrs+ cardio
Diet remission: chicken, turkey, apples, steamed broccoli&carrots, protein bars, NO DAIRY, NO NUTS, NO BERRIES, NO CAFFEINE, limited sugar
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