avoiding pred is what most of us should....unless the 5ASA or steroid topicals cannot work for us. Now, that takes commitment to use them and some aren't of that focus to be using them or waiting to feel better (although there seems to be disappointment once the taper starts).
The foam enemas (in US and Canada) are only in steroid form...wish they came in the 5ASA...reallllllly wishing.
Regarding the Rowasa...can you possibly try a half bottle at a time?
Are you using them at night or morning?
*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
~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!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!