All you can do at this point is try them....but if you're not on any oral 5ASA meds at the same time, it won't do much (considering you have diarrhea as well).
I, through personal experience, prefer the retention enemas...it's a higher dosage, gets to the sigmoid area and seems to do the job...although, can take a while for a flare to get under control.
Don't remember if you're on oral meds...if so, how much?
Wet the suppository with a bit of warm water before inserting...and if you don't see some improvement after a week, call the doc and either enquire to use them twice daily or get a script
I don't understand the Canasa for treatment....for maintenance or support as an addition...but not treatment...sigh.
Hope you improve..
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!