Help!! the Proctifoam ain't working no more!

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 3/11/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
What else can i use.I can not tell you how much pain i am in all around that region,i've just found a rather large hemi too.The itching is driving me insane!!!!!I've already used the Proctifoam twice today and its only midday.
            Any suggestions?
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/pred/colofac


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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31004
   Posted 3/11/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marty...can you use 5ASA retention enemas?

For the hemorrhoid, maybe using zinc ointment or lidocane?

Are you able to get in to see your doc soon? Maybe he'll take a look to see if there's anything else going on.

Hope you get relief soon.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/11/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Analpram HC cream? Double the dosage of ProctoFoam ,worked pretty well for me.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 3/12/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   

I was using a rectal cream that came in a tube that you applied internally for a while that worked pretty well.  It was a combo lidocaine HCL 3% with Hydrocortisone Acetate 0.5%. You could ask your doc about that one.  It was very soothing.

Left sided UC almost 4 years
Current Meds: Lialda 3 in the morning, one at night
Winding down from flare that started in January
Alternating nightly Cortenema and cortifoam
Multi Vitamin/Mineral/Fish oil, Biotin, Extra Cal/Mag/D

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