60mL Rowasa enema vs 400mg Asocal pills (Meselamine)

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mjw82704
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   Posted 2/8/2009 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have an idea the the approximate dose of the Rowasa enama vs the asocal oral? Is one enema equal to one pill? I am terrible and math and plus this is volume vs weight so....I am breastfeeding and want to get an idea of how much I'd be getting in my system if I used the enema?
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(


Meesh
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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
They treat different areas and enter your system in different ways. If you have breast feeding concerns you really ought to discuss it with your doctor. If everything is approved and you're still nervous hopefully he or she can explain how they enter your system, if they in fact get into the breast milk (the enemas may not even enter your breast milk) and in what amounts and with any luck set your mind at ease.
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!

13 Remicade infusions: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 1/21/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;

Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


mjw82704
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I always like to double check the doctors. Advocating for self. They don't always pay attention the way they should. I've had this happen to me before.
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(


fruitgirl
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't answer your question, but I do want to tell you that my supply completely dried up at the first of December. At that time, I was in a full flare, but I hadn't been diagnosed yet. I started to get better on my own (because of probiotics???) about a week and a half later. Anyway, I think that my supply dried up because my body couldn't manage to produce milk due to all of the diarrhea I was having. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't let yourself get really sick because you're trying to breastfeed and are afraid to take enough meds to keep yourself well. It was really hard to admit I could no longer breastfeed my son, but he's a happy, healthy, formula fed baby.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


mjw82704
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Fruitgirl I definitely understand what you are saying. I will watch myself. So far everything has been okay (not wonderful) with regard to the breast-feeding. I was planning on breast-feeding for a year but I think 6 1/2 to 7 months will be it for me so that I can get into more herbal stuff 4 my UC issues. Things that I can't try while breast-feeding. I am not trying to be funny but is your Username because you eat a lot of fruit? If so what fruit have you had success with? Fruit and veggies have been difficult for me with the UC.
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Rowasa does not absorb systemically like the steroid retention enemas. You might want to read over *Jen*'s posts because she discussed Asacol/Rowasa & BFing several times & consults with an IBD gastro who sub-subspecializes in pregnancy/childbirth issues. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

mjw82704
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   Posted 2/9/2009 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Old Hat and Super Saw. I will read Jen's posts soon as I find them:)
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(

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