Enema - help!!

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Megan 14
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/14/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not long been back from hospital after having another colonoscopy and now have to use a foam enema every night!! It is not nice at all and i really dont like it!! I was just wondering if it has help anyone since they have been on it?? I know it has different effects on different people but i just dont fell like it is going to work once i am off steriods!!
advice any1??!!
Diagnosed with UC September 2007

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/14/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Let us know what enema you are using.  I used Protofoam for a month but doc switched me to Rowasa and I started it last night.  You will get used to using it especially if it helps!!


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 3X3
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa

tabitha m
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 8/14/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
At any first sign of flaring this is what i reach for first and 9 times out of ten it works so...... it isnt nice by any means but you will get used to it and i can do it now with my eyes closed ! ( and sometimes do to make it more interesting ... only joking lol )

I only use it when flaring though not as an everyday thing .

Good luck

Diagnosed Proctitis 2003
leaped to Pancolitis May 2007
seem to be flaring again so back on pred and predfoam for me for a week
2000mg pentasa a day
omega 3
Allergic to Sulphalizine
In remission since june 07
Multivitamin and calcium supplement

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 8/14/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I used foam back in '03 when I had a wicked flare and it helped me quite a bit. I noticed a reduction in bleeding within a few treatments plus I was able to move around about 30 minutes after insertion without straining to keep it in. I had no bad issues with it.
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Culturelle Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 

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