Actually, the enemas don't have to go higher than the sigmoid..that's what oral meds are for...
Ditto Marty....the point is to have it stay in.
My inflammation is very low and only lay on the left side for a short time (can't see the TV on my left side..lol!)....I can tell from bms it's gotten to the sigmoid anyway.
Find whatever position is easiest to keep it in. Having rectal meds is better than no rectal meds.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~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 !!!