my3suns...I think he should keep you on all the 5ASA meds and use the Entocort as a separate med to enhance or encourage healing inflammation.
Keep you on the Lialda and have you also on the Entocort and a steroid foam enema (still fairly low dosage).
But, to not completely take you off rectal meds.
He can always add if you don't improve...so that's still an option.
Not all people can take the 5ASA meds....your symptoms do sound only rectal...so things above must be calmer.
And in saying allll this....is the entocort he's prescribed rectal?...it does come in an enema.
*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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 5/5/2008 10:02:32 AM (GMT-6)