Thank you Subdued,
It is a small amount. I could even put less water in the enema bottle. How long did it take for you to see a difference with this regimen during your flare? Even the smallest change such as less blood or bathroom trips etc.....Also, I notice that after I do the enema (I use an old hydrocort enema bottle w/ filtered water) I feel kind of raw down there. Did you experience this at all. Has anyone experienced this at all? At this point I am at the point where I am trying everything I can to get into remission so that I don't have to go onto Remicade. I don't want to give in with out trying all that I can. I just started flaring really bad again after I started the Augmentin (antibiotics) My last dose ends tomorrow Thank God!!!!I am hoping to see some change(even the smallest change) after this.
I use a syringe that has a long removable tip. I bought it at a drug store. The syringe doesn't bother me.
It took me one and half to two months to get into remission. I went from lots of blood, huge blood clots, and diarrhea to no blood at all. It was a gradually process. Some days I did worse than others.
I was also eating/drinking lots of anti-inflammatory foods/beverages and avoiding pro-inflammatory foods. That also helped.
I have Colitis for a couple of reasons. One is that I was on antibiotics for many years. The antibiotics killed my good bacteria. That's why Probiotics work well for me. I had also done fecal transplantation two years prior. That worked instantly.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)