My prescription is for three weeks. I am to call the doctor after two weeks (or before if there is a problem). Do you feel that after two weeks I might be able to taper - NP did not mention that. She told me I should get some help in a few days. I ask about suppositories but she said my UC was up a little left side so I needed foam or enema. Before when I used Rowasa (which I can't take because of side effects) I used about 1/2 a dose to start and was able to retain it all night. It take a few minutes of possible cramping/pain, etc. but it subsides if you just "white knuckle" it (think that was quincey's words). I won't be able to get mine until Tuesday or Wednesday as they have to order it at my pharmacy!
Also, I know how you feel about treating from both ends - but what would I do for pills or ? as I can't take mesalamines. NP mentioned antibiotics.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
January 9 - doctor changed me from Protofoam to hydrocortisone enemas for two weeks - wish me luck.