Lay on your side and slowly inch the enema in as you slowly squirt. Once it's comfortably in, squirt it little by little. After you've finished putting it in, lie with your knees on the ground and your ass up with your arms and head on the ground (almost as though you're praying in a mosque). After 15 minutes, lie on your left side with your right knee bent upward and your left leg straight for another 15 minutes. This will allow the medicine to all the necessary parts of your colon.
Hey, please heed this advice if you want to avoid the problems that many people on this board (myself included) endure. Quit alcohol for awhile, look into changing your diet dramatically if you haven't already, and look into alternative medicine or therapies with no chemical side effects.
If sounds as though you have a very mild case and if you're smart about
your health, you could eradicate this problems or subdue it. If you're not smart about
nipping it in the bud now, you could end up on drugs with side effects and huge insurance bills for the next 10-20-30 years of your life.
Asacol has the least side effects of all the colitis meds, but it ain't cheap. Seriously, I would love to be in your shoes now as I'm taking 12 Asacol daily, acupuncture, chinese herbs, a pentasa enema nightly, probiotics, and an occasional cort enema. Not to mention a strict diet, and I'm already a pretty thin guy.
Seriously, do what you can to become drug free and I promise you'll be happier for it. Just do it sensibly and don't stop the drugs until your body can stand on it's own. I'm sorry, I'm not a doctor, I'm just telling you what I wish I'd done for myself years ago.
Post Edited (jone bone) : 2/13/2009 6:37:39 PM (GMT-7)