can i combine cortenema & canasa/rowasa?

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   Posted 5/24/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor put me on a nightly cortenema to try and reduce this current flare. I've done 2 nights of the cortenema and have no relief yet. Still 12-15x/day and lots of pain with this flare. Can I do canasa during the day and the cortenema at night? My doctor didn't say and it's a weekend so I'm sure someone on here has the answer!
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Current status: Flare

4 Lialda/day, steroid enema at night, Wellbutrin XL

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   Posted 5/24/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's perfectly okay to use both and could well help your symptoms.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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   Posted 5/24/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep...but remember you'll have to taper both, maybe at different times.

Try not to be too frustrated as to the amount of time it can take for you to notice a decrease in can take you a full week or two to notice improvement.

Hang tough...

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 !!!

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