the antispasmodics are not a treatment...per se...they help smooth the gut spasming, stomach spasming, the rectal spasming. They will not help the inflammation, but they will help the discomort...BIG TIME!! for me anyway...yep, I've used them for the 20 years as well...
The rectal meds..yes, yucky and I still grumble when I use them just because..lol.
The Salofalk (in Canada) comes in liquid form and suppository form. Don't waste your time with the suppositories unless you're using them for tapering or fur supplement or very low in the rectum inflammation that's stubborn. I hate them, oh, and they leak if heaven forbit you have gas. ugh.
I use the 4g dosage. It's about
3 ounces of liquid that's inserted into the rectum via the anus. Lay on your left side, relax, insert the nozzle fully, squeeze the contents at a steady rate, withdraw and cap it again, wipe your butt with toilet paper, lay in the position for half an hour.
You may experience the urge to purge....you may have nausea...just squeeze the butt cheeks and white-knuckle through it. It will subside.
You may experience gas in the night..more like a concentration. In the morning, your bm may be more explosive and PU!
If you can retain it for at least a half hour after doing it...that's great. I was able to retain all night from the start, but have expelled 3 in the 20 years, but after the half hour mark.
Do a search on Salofalk enemas.
They do have to be tapered...I have a process that works for me...tried a lot of different ways until I recognised my butt makes the decisions for me..lol!
Hope this helps.
Oh, do you have a copy of your biopsy results? If yes..what does it state?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!