Hi as one or two of you with excellent memories may recall I'm living in Vietnam and I have no access to rectal meds.
Mine's left-sided and at home the rectals worked quickly for me. I've been in a flare for about a year - it's possibly come and gone slightly. flare has been characterised by lack of discomfort and consistent blood. The blood has always been present to some extent.
I have access to a generic asacol tablet of which I take 3x400mg 3 times a day.
Over the last couple of weeks the blood in my stool has become somewhat darker. My stool has gone from diarrhea consistency to mushy cottage cheese consistency. My bms over recent months begin with liquid (possibly undigested bile) and since my bm has become mushy I only notice the blood is mixed in with the toilet water and apparently not the stool itself.
Anyway my friend is visiting from home and he's going to be able to bring me some unused rectals from my home. There will be 6 (only!
) salofalk enemas and maybe 10(or more) prednisolene enemas.
In the past I've used salofalk enemas with great success - I'm not sure of the prednisolene's success.
So I would love to hear any suggestions on an optimal strategy for using these enemas.
I was thinking the preds first then the salofalks. One a night of the preds and I'll try to stagger them out.
Maybe introduce the salofalks when staggering the prednisolenes so that it becomes an alternate night thing.
Oh yes and I will be in Bangkok and India in November so I have some hope of tracking down rectals there then.
Thanks for reading - best wishes to all
age 26 ------------- diagnosed 2004 (probable left sided)
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