enema and diarrhoea

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LondonRed
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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
The mesalazine foam enema has worked wonders for me but gives me D in the morning after the night I take it. Is this normal? All my other bm's seem normal.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis - Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day, Digestive Advantage


perach
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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not taken the mesalamine foam, but I had this problem with the regular mesalamine enema.  I was also v. nauseous.  I never have this problem with the steroid enema, and since they give me better results I switched to them.
 
BTW-am updating my signature, I do not take Rowasa anymore (for the reasons above).


-Lialda (4 pills/day), Rowasa, canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron


LondonRed
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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats steroids though and I thought we should avoid that if we can?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis - Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day, Digestive Advantage


perach
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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
In my experience (and I think many on this board would agree), the steroid enemas are much different than the oral steroids because they do not go straight into your bloodstream. When I was on oral prednisone, I had terrible sleeplessness, the moonface, you name it I had it. But with the steroid enema I only have mild side effects, even after being on them for awhile. At times I have taken them twice a day and then I see the side effects sooner, but they are still mild. As far as the risks of these for the long term, speak with your doctor, but my doctor is not concerned with me taking them as I have been (which has never been more than a month or two at a time). If you needed them for longer to help you get back on track, maybe that would be less advisable but I'm really not sure. Hope that helps!
-Lialda (4 pills/day), canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron


gaff
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   Posted 10/20/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It did the same thing to me. I started using 1/2 the bottle each night and the diarrhea stopped.
gaff
left-sided UC since 11/05
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LondonRed
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   Posted 10/20/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
With the foam I think it's hard to use half the bottle as it come out in one spray.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis - Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day, Digestive Advantage


Hans C
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   Posted 10/20/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I've experienced that Londonred - but I've assumed the foam mixture mixes with your feces and makes it runnier, so it might not be any problem...
age 26  ------------- diagnosed 2004 (probable left sided)

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LondonRed
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had D this morning, after having solid BM's last night so it is definitely the enema mixing with the stools and give me loose stools. I still can't seem to lose the centre and left sided abdominal pain - is it enema related or probiotic die off? Of something totally different?

Been to two doctors and had urine test done but they found nothing. I hope it isn't small or large bowel inflammation but then I have no urgency or regular diarrhoea.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis - Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day, Digestive Advantage


quincy
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
loose stool, diarrhea or soft stool? The emema might cause the stool to be looser/softer..

How long have you been on them nightly?

Maybe try them every second night?

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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basa0806
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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had this problem too but not with the foam. My GI put me on hydrocortisone suppositories for hemmies and I would wake up in the middle of the night and have D which was unusual for me because I'm in remission right now.
Sam 19 year old college student
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Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
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