Oral + Rectal treatment?

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Dudewhereismylife
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello This is my very first post on the forum and I am quite new to the disease, but already this forum has been a big help. I have been diagnosed moderate leftside-UC 3 months ago. I was innitially on Asacole (3pills 3 times a day) and Nightly enema . After not getting too much relief from the combination,(although the enemas were pretty effective untill 3-4 hours after I woke up) my doctor took me off the enema and put me on presidone (4 pills in the morning) and i continue to take the Asacole. I feel that the presidone makes me feel better, but when it starts to wear off at night I start to feel irritated and I run the bathroom. I was wondering if it would be ok to start using the enemas again with the presidone. I figure if I put the enema at night it will keep my colon calm till morning when I take the presidone.

-Jae

Christine1946
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   Posted 1/2/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
     By all means go back on the enemas too.  I have no idea why your doctor even took you off them.  My GI doctor had me on both prednisone and Cort enemas while flaring.  Same thing while I was hospitalized.  Did he say how you should taper the prednisone?  Whatever you do, DO NOT quit the prednisone cold turkey.  You MUST taper that medication.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Dudewhereismylife
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   Posted 1/3/2009 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I will make sure to give my doctor a call. I think I definitely do want to go back on the enema again. I figured maybe I was not allowed to use the enemas with presidone but it seems like many other people on the forum use both. thank you for the advices!

-Jae
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