Hi..welcome to the forum.
You're talking "the flu" the respiratory virus influenza, correct? That's pretty nasty and can certainly set some of us back UC-wise if there's a flare pending or continuing, which is what seems to be the situation with you.
You should stay with your meds, not discontinue them....and you should actually be on both oral and rectal meds.
Can you not take Asacol? Maybe call the doc and request retention enemas rather than just the suppositories.
Is your UC thoughout or limited?
*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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 1/12/2008 12:10:25 AM (GMT-7)