Hydrocortisone Suppositories

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Mad2
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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone use these? I have them for internal hemorrhoids but I haven't used them in 4 months (I thought they were the cause for all my mucus). But my doc now say's there is no connection. So I'm thinking about using them since this Colitis is flaring my hemorrhoids and making them bleed.

I've been taking Asacol for 4 days now and it's done NOTHING!

dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I've used the hydrocort sups before. I would suggest using them if you have them - they'll help decrease inflammation in the rectum.

Patience! It may take more than a few days for you to see if the Asacol is doing anything. You need to give it a good go (use religiously) for at least a month before you think it's not doing anything. This medication is a "topical" one that breaks open when it reaches the guts, then spreads over to do it's thing. If you are really dealing with a lot of ulcers, they won't heal over night! Patience is difficult, but necessary.

Hang in there!
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Mad2
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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
dakotagirl said...
I've used the hydrocort sups before. I would suggest using them if you have them - they'll help decrease inflammation in the rectum.

Patience! It may take more than a few days for you to see if the Asacol is doing anything. You need to give it a good go (use religiously) for at least a month before you think it's not doing anything. This medication is a "topical" one that breaks open when it reaches the guts, then spreads over to do it's thing. If you are really dealing with a lot of ulcers, they won't heal over night! Patience is difficult, but necessary.

Hang in there!


Thank you for the encouragement. In all honesty when I read my post's back to myself I think "SHUT the F up!". I had WOE IS ME type of talk. And I sound like a broken record....

I'm using the Asacol even though I'm scared of all the possible side effects. I think I'm gonna give the Hydro suppositories a try.

And the thing is...my GI doc said he didnt' see any ulcers. Just the last part of my colon was inflammed (just behind the exit for a few inches and the exit hole itself). I pray pray pray that this doesn't spread any further. I feel so bad for people that have this full blown.

jujub
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   Posted 1/19/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Mad2, you never need to apologize for whining here. It's the only place where everyone will understand and not judge you for it, because we've all been there before and know we'll be there again. So whine away, we're here to provide support when needed and celebrate with you when the time comes.

It's wonderful news that you had no ulcers! That means you are closer to remission. What you have is proctitis, and I would think the cort. suppositories would be just the ticket for that. Steroids can be miraculous in reducing symptoms when used for short periods. Good thinking!
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