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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 2/10/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to tell those of you who urged me to talk to my doctor about Rowasa THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I started using it on Friday and I am feeling almost 100% better.  I had a bowel movement this morning (loose and somewhat urgent, but I can't imagine how it wouldn't be because of the enema) and didn't have another until very late afternoon, which was almost normal consistency (sorry, that may be TMI!).  I had started to notice a bit of improvement on the Asacol alone, but adding the Rowasa really seems to be putting me in to remission!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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).

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 2/10/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Gotta love the bum rockets yeah yeah yeah
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2008 mild UC
*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 6-8 a day, 1 Forvia, 2 Metamucil.         REMISSION!!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 2/10/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Bum rockets...

funny cuz I call Canasa butt bullets.


Began Humira on 10 Jan 2009

Second injection: two pens on 24 Jan 2009

Third injection: two pens on 07 Feb 2009

Humira pen (1) weekly WIE UFN

Rowasa nightly

Canasa daily

Lialda X3

Probiotics + protein digestive enzymes

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16744
   Posted 2/10/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
butt bullets have saved my ass too devil
Happy to hear you're doing better!
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 2/11/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, hope they'll work as long as they've worked for me.....20 years and counting.

You have to be on them until your flare is other words...normal. No symptoms. Stay on them nightly for another week...then taper to every second night for a few weeks...see how you do. Then you can taper once again to every 3rd night..etc.

It's a process to find your maintenance level, basically. There are some who don't use them as such...however.

Happy they're working for you....
*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!

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