has anyone else used the rectal foam?

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   Posted 1/6/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
went docs after tlkin on here and being told by alot of people, i sud b on more meds than 4 asacol tablets a day.
flare ups have been so painful.
doc gave me a can thats like an areasol, tht u put foam in the rear end once a day plus my 4 asacol as normal.
ive used it just once so far and hopin it goin 2 help me.
after being sent hope from wrk 2day being in so much pain tht i couldnt do anything, and went toilet 6 times in hr n half im wondering if it the steriod in the foam that upset me or a mouthful of pure apple juice.
has any one used the foam and had it help?
fed up wit the docs tellin me different things!
Was told i had colitis in May 08.
Still have no clue about what sets me off
took enemas  - NEVER again
Now takin 2 Asacol in mornin, 2 at night. (400mg )
Also take Co-codamol 500Mg for pain

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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi baby, I have used the foam in the past and would think there is alot who suffer from UC who have also.
The reason for the foam and its positioning to the rear is the foam and whatever it contains are directed straight to the problem and so has a direct effect also, as i have posted before that, if the foam is sterodial based then this has not got to be broken down by the liver and kidneys making it less stessfull on the bodys system/organs,hope this helps.
When i took the foams i found that if i had the bathwater ready at a good hot (not too hot)temperature that i could just jump in after the administration of the foam, this made things alot less painfull or if i was in a little discomfort then the hot water would sooth things, it may help, best wishes,

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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
baby forgot to mention,the steroid foam did work for me albeit that i did still bleed a little but the inflamation and the feeling of passing boulders did subside,
check up to see what effect the co-codamol has on the tummy, also any tablets like painkillers, make sure that you have food with them (if told otherwise) or you may end up suffering from ulcers with longterm use.
For me, apple juice was a no,no, as it was too acidic, did you ever drink cider and if so did it bring on acid indergestion ?
maybe try pineapple juice, this and the real fruite are my guru's,

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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had a really bad flare and figured out that I'm allergic to Mesalamine which includes the Rowasa enemas and Canasa suppositories. My doc switched me to Cortifoam and it works great. I use it at night before going to bed and it doesn't make you feel full like the enemas. It sounds like you need more than just the foam. You may want to ask your GI for a round of steroids to cool your flare and the foam might help more. Going to the bathroom that much means that you are really inflamed and it's furhte up than where the foam can reach on it's own. I wold stay away from apple juice!!! Not good at all. Try to just drink water and maybe some of those Metamucil wafers. I would definetly bug the heck out of my GI though.
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