After reading Quincy's mantra of "treating both ends" many times and discussing with my husband awhile back when the oral meds were not taking care of that end of things, we requested rectal meds at a Dr appt. They definitely have made a difference.
The colocourt was too difficult for him to keep in and retain more than and hour or so. We switched to the Cortifoam which was so much easier on him. The canasa suppositories he does not use every day. Even the cortifoam now is generally every other night.
That is good advice for alot of you to try if things are not improving and discuss with your Dr.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month