For 19+ years positive...I'd say yes.
They're gross? Can't imagine any worse than being focussed on our butts with bleeding, multiple bms, diarrhea, white-knuckling bms, pain, butt cramping, urgency and fear of pooping in one's pants....etc.
So, you stick a med up your butt....consider THAT's where the UC starts and it's the last place to heal....
Yeah, they help...and the most pitiful part of it is that many doctors don't prescribe them because they don't think patients will use them ( maybe their own butt fears)...or they take the initial route of prescribing prednisone. Now, THAT'S gross to me.
*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 !!!