This is a good article. As a side note, I liked that he mentioned that occasional bleeding might not be enough to warrant a call to the doctor. I even had bleeding occasionally even when I was on prednisone, but not consistently.
I've been using generic hyrocortisone enema for a little over a month, for a flare. I started with using it am and pm. It improved my flare I'd say about 50% within the first couple of days and the bleeding stopped but major D hung on. In the past couple of weeks, that improved along with decrease in urges and I've been working at tapering it, but the occasional bleeding slowed my progress.
After reading this article, I may give try the every other day approach sooner... or, not use the entire bottle. I keep trying to incorporate Rowasa, but it hasn't helped much and I may be sensitive to it.
I hope the steriod enema works for you, Sara.
Potato... Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day cortenema (generic)
am & pm Rowasa every other day am
culturelle, benefiber wafers generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)