The Canasa would help...but the hydrocortisone or Anusol hcl will help.
Are you still on the cortifoam enemas nightly?
No, I don't use Cortifoam, I used it for 2 weekes, and stoped when I was good. I keep this magic foam for the bad days, don't want to get used to it, so it will work for longer!
maybe that's part of the problem....use it nightly for a week and if you improve, taper it to a maintenance level.
You have inflammation, either UC-wise or hemmie-wise...you do need to keep it in check. I also believe that hammies or fissures can encoursge a flare somehow, possibly because the area itself is inflamed and that could trigger the immune response. UC isn't that specific in its reactions.
How about using the 5ASA enemas? is there a reason you can't take them?
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!