I don't think it's hemorrhoids. How many times a day are you going and are you having diarrhea or formed stool?
There are the steroid enemas....either liquid retention or foam retention.
Did you just go from 9 to 5 Colazal rather than taper them?
What is the usual time you take them....and I think you should up them again to at least 6 and take 3 twice a day.
When did you quit the pred the last time?
I don't see why you have to do pred without trying the steroid enemas plus increasing the Colazal....One good thing, your symptoms are pretty mild at this time. Of course, we know how that can change..lol!
*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 !!!