Hi...did the doc not increase the asacol? before your flare started...were you on a maintenance dosage of the enemas or not at all?
I would say you're improving....but I hope you're not stopping the enemas or the asacol....the asacol should be upped as well.
You still have to taper the pred...
The doc could have given you a 10mg prescript
ion of dicyclomine to help lessen the gut cramping.
Your food intake could help a bit regarding comfort/discomfort....
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~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 !!!