Hi....yeah I thought you meant cut from nightly to every 5 nights...cut...not meaning tapered.
Yes, you did it how I would suggest....and you maybe should have continued to taper to one every 6 nights and then one a week. But I do understand your wanting to not take meds. Been there (long ago)
I think we all need to try out how we do without meds.....if you're not flaring with NO symptoms.....you might just be fine.
My suggestion.....try it.....but DO start back if you are noticing any constipation, excessive gas or upper gastro symptoms/pain..asap.
That would be the very first signs of low in the rectum inflammation.
I have tried it on occasion in the "early" years....but I'm intolerant of symptoms and when life happened with lots of stress my flares always presented. I started treating early and have found maintenance dosage was what my symptoms dictated.
I have, however, started the 2gram dosage of Salofalk....that's something you can consider to start at this time...as maintenance once a week, and maybe the 2gram will be enough to deal with your flares rather than the 4gram.
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 !!!