Steroid and mesalamine enemas...

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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
At first I was on the steroid... colocort enemas nightly... and they didn't bug me at all... easy as pie.

Now I'm alternating between colocort and mesalamine enemas every night and it always seems... right after I put them in... I get really bad cramping pain for about a minute or two so bad that I either squeeze a pillow or my hubby's hand. Then it goes away and I go to sleep, but am I the only one that this happens to????

Why might it be doing that to me? It's just this really weird temporary pain after I put them in.
Kara, 21F Married.


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Steroid Enemas

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Are you making sure to get all the air out of the container before you insert.  Yes, I have had pain and just waited for it to subside and then was ok - not every time but sometimes. 


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have it during flaring or if I do have gas in my colon before inserting the's normal to have feeling. Consider that the response to go is when there's something in the sigmoid on its way to the rectum...only it's going the other way..up from the rectum to the sigmoid....still will trigger the sensation to go.

White-knuckle through it.....

Sometimes, I'll get a wave of some nausea and a slight urge about an hour after inserting, I rarely fall asleep after using the enemas.

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
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