I have a question concerning canasa suppositories/cortifoam. Basically I had been doing really well, and then after 8 days of being on the 5 mg dose of pred (I have been tapering reeeeally slowly) BAM! I went from once a day with no blood to 5 or 6 bloody Ds a day. I have cortifoam that I started using the day the blood started, once in morning and once at night, but I also have these canasa suppositories that my GI gave me just before I went on a vacation (just in case) that I never used. So I was planning on maybe starting those tonight to see if they help. My question is, can I do the canasa and the cortifoam, or should I just stick to one or the other? If I can use both, which do i use first? And finally I am on colazal, and don't seem to have any problems from it, but Asacol seriously exacerbated my UC symptoms, is that a sign that I shouldn't even try Canasa, or are there people who cannot tolerate Asacol, but do fine with the canasa suppositories?
Thank you all so much, any advice is appreciated.
Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily,
5 mg pred,and tapering. 75 mg 6 mp
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha
osteopenia from all this prednisone.