Cassy, the rectal meds that help with UC are actually the same drugs we take orally - mesalamine and steroids. They aren't available OTC.
It sounds as if your husband has pretty much been through the gamut of medical treatments with no relief. I'm sorry to have to say this, but it may be time for him to consult with a surgeon and explore that avenue. I know he wants to get back to his work and his life, and that could be the way.
Whatever course you choose, I hope he's soon getting better.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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