Posted 1/25/2015 4:45 PM (GMT -6)
Dear all, thank you very much.
It seems I am flaring up and it's not only a proctitis flare up. I have had 7 foul-smelling watery explosive bms and Imodium kicked in very late. I have abdominal cramps in the belly button and above it. My ileum is painful, too and my knee started to ache. It's an ileo-colitis proctitis flare up if I might call it. Suppositories cause me cramps and I can't tolerate them.
@Platinumpixie. I too hate tenesmus and rectal pain. Stil, when these symptoms turned into a real flare up, I was at a loss. I told myself I'll call my GI. Then, when all the parts of the jigsaw were completed, I realized I'm in a flare up.
@ Notsosicklygirl. I used to treat a proctitis flare up aggressively, too. My GI would prescribe a pentasa enema in the morning, a steroid enema in the middle of the day and another pentasa enema at bedtime.
@JaSanne. I don't know what's wrong w suppositories for me. Whenever I take any kind of suppositories not only 5-ASA, it would cause me cramps and I would rush to the toilet. I skipped the pentasa enema today as I'm already having d.
Take care :)
GERD, gastritis, ileitis, chronic proctitis, IBS and persistent mouth ulcers and fissures
Current meds: Pentasa sachets 4g, Entocort 7.5 mg, Nexium 40 x 2, Ensure, Imuran 175 mg, Baclofen 10 mg x3, Famotidine 40 mg x 2,Gaviscon 1 x 4, Calcium and magnesium supplement, multivitamin, B complex
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan.2012
Failed:Azathioprine (generic), Methotrexate