Hi..yeah, the white-knuckler bms can have me in quite a state...
Call the doctor and ask for the retention enemas (Rowasa)...and if you can't use them, start using the Canasa up to 3 times a day.
How many Lialda are you on?
As well...ask him for a prescript
ion of dicyclomine...10mg. You can take it a few times a day if necessary. It'll help with some of the digestive tract spasming.
Oh, usually I'm quite spent after those episodes....amazing how much it can take out of us.
Have you been on Rowasa before...if yes, why can't you take it?
Keep us posted.
*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 !!!