Wow, I am in the exact same condition you are in. Diagnosed with proctitis almost three years ago. Was OK for a while with one Canasa in the PM then a bad flare which started in March. The doctor put me on Colazol, nine pills a day with a Rowasa enema in the PM. The Colazol gave me bad D and the enemas (when I could actually retain them) weren't much better than the Canasa. Now I'm on 30 mgs of prednisone, two Lialda, and hydrocortisone enema at night. The pred and Lialda were helping but did not get rid of all the bleeding. I'm only on day three with the hydrocortisone and retaining it with no trouble, but the bleeding is much better. I'm getting the same mucus-like stuff first thing in the morning too so hopefully that is normal. I still have to go three to four times first thing in the morning, but at least now I can walk to the bathroom instead of running. Here's hoping that after a few more weeks things will be back to "normal".
Ulcerative Proctitis - October 05 diagnosed
Currently- bad flare since March 08 but improving
Current Meds that are working
lialda - 2 pills AM
hydrocortisone enema - PM
canasa - PM (currently replaced by hydrocortisone e's)
Tried and "failed"
mesalamine enema - no different from canasa and difficult to retain
colazol - 9 pills - really bad cramping, urgency, and D
digestive advantage - couldn't tell it made any difference
home-made raw vegetable juice - tastes good, good for energy and less bleeding but will loosen things up more than they already are (makes everything green)
Post Edited (JRob) : 7/24/2008 6:37:36 AM (GMT-6)