Hi Lemonhead! Thanks for the tip about
the shakes, I will look into that. I started Rowasa enemas (2x daily - morning and night) and Cortenema (1x daily - afternoon). I also take acidophilus twice a day and calcium when I eat a fatty meal (suggested by diet book). This is all I'm doing for the time being. Sometimes I think I'm taking too much medicine. The enemas actually seem to upset my "gut" (for lack of a better word). Surprisingly, after I posted my sob story yesterday, things improved dramatically. This is one of the best mornings I've had in weeks, and last night was totally uneventful and actually symptom-free. I don't know what's causing the improvement, but I'm willing to stick with what I'm doing for the time being to get me through my vacation. Thanks for your help and advice. I really appreciate it!
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 (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise: No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)