After a relatively long quiet period (since being dx'd Jan. 07), had some out-of-the-ordinary cramps/gas/blood+mucus which suggested a flare up. My doc prescribed Cortifoam.
Um... took 3 months to fill the prescription because 1) pharmacy didnt take my insurance anymore 2) majorly procrastinated filling it elsewhere.
I FINALLY filled it!
The weird thing is that I self prescribed the dosage, following the box's instructions. I'm embarassed to go to doc and tell him abt it mainly bec. I've been real good about taking e/th in the past. (Hmm, in that case, I think I'm not THAT embarrased, other pple are way worse than me:)
I had used Rowasa twice in the past and really got good vibes from it. It worked and felt good.
My Dr. said using Cortifoam, "Is like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun." Meaning, it's way stronger than Rowasa and will kick the UC into remission, with G-d's help. I don't know what kinda vibes Cortifoam gives me yet, still see blood and mucus, gotta go make an appointment and check progress. Though, I'm still embarrassed to show up at the doc and tell him about my negligence. ouch!
my question for Rowasa/cortifoam ppl:
What was your experience with the 2 of these (Rowasa vs. Cortifoam) and their comparative effectiveness?
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements