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   Posted 5/19/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if rowasa is harder to keep in than steroid enemas? It seems like when I read on here about rowasa, people talk about how they are hard to keep in or either get really excited when they do keep them in...LOL...I have been on cortenema and had no trouble keeping them in unless of course I had to get up for any reason...And in that case, I ran and practically jumped back into bed...Getting ready for my first rowasa this evening and was wondering what to expect...
29 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Lialda/day
Remicade (only had three infusions)

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 5/19/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I found them harder to retain than the cortenemas. I gave up with them at first. Then I tried again. The more I did the Rowasa, the easier they became. The urge to get rid of it usually comes within 5 - 10 minutes (for me anyway), but just try to hold it in. If you can't retain it at first, perhaps you can try using only half of the bottle like others have done. Good Luck!!!
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema 2 x a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....

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