Hi...you should continue taking the enemas until you are feeling "normal". That can take a few weeks...but you'll notice a good improvement in about
a week. You then should taper them to find a maintenance dosage and to help prevent bad flared.
Is this the first time you've used the enemas?
You could call the doctor and ask for a prescript
ion of dicyclomine...10mg to start anyway. It's an antispasmodic and will help calm down the digestive tract.
What do you normally eat in a day? Are you consuming any artificial sweeteners?
*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 !!!