I currently have to do three enemas a day (morning, afternoon, and night). In the morning, I wake up 30 minutes early, put in the enema and go back to sleep for a half hour. Then I get up and go to the bathroom and wait for it to come out (maybe 2-3 minutes). I do the same thing in the afternoon, and then in the evening I do my last one and just go to bed for the night. I usually wake up during the night to pee and just let the meds come out then (again, takes a couple minutes). I thought they would be a lot more inconvenient than they really are. The afternoon one would be difficult if I was working, but I'm a stay-at-home mom so I just do it while my son is napping. I don't know how anyone holds down a job with this stupid disease. My hat is off to those of you who do.
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily, Fish Oil 2x daily, Disgestive Advantage (Colitis) 2X daily, Metamucil 2X daily, Yoga daily.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)