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bbc
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
if one was able to lie down for about an hour after using Rowasa then got up and went about their day?
 
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quincy
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Of course it can be used during the day. Many use them morning and night. Use it after your bm in the morning or after you've finished the series of bms if that's normal during your flare.

Are you also using them at night?

q
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


bbc
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I do. I missed a night and I had time to use it this am and i figured as long as i can lay down for an hour or so the med will get a chance to spread around the upper potion of my colon.

quincy
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
It won't get to the upper portion of your colon...but it'll do the rectum and sigmoid for sure. Taking oral 5ASA meds will deal with the rest. Remember, that UC starts at the rectum and will be the last to heal. You want to keep the area "happy" firstly.

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


bbc
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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Q...

I wasn't sure if you had to be lying down for more than an hour hence the "use at bedtime" instructions from the manufactuer...I stayed in bed for a hour on my left side and then went about my day. Rowasas have been a true blessing for me and they work very quickly,  thank the Lord :-) .

quincy
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   Posted 7/26/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think a half hour to lay on the left side is pretty much to ensure its dispursion into the sigmoid colon. The reason it's suggested at bedtime is because one active (which can encourage bms while having the weight of 60 mls of fluid in the lower colon pressing on an inflamed rectum). The fact you can retain it for long periods while being up and about is awesome!

Yes, can't say enough praises about rectal meds...I use Salofalk, and I dread the day they don't work any longer. Till then, they're fantabulous!

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


bbc
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree.
Thanks Q :-)

quincy
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   Posted 7/28/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Most welcome!
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!

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