I did not have hemmies but ALL the enemas - tried Rowasa and hydrocortisone - both for a couple of weeks - increased swelling down there and pain - had to use cortisone cream, etc. Discomfort stopped when I stopped the enemas. I cannot use any mesalamine medications but thought the steroid enemas would be good. No such luck. The rectal meds - including Canasa has helped to a small degree with bleeding and pain BUT then I got reactions that were worse - I assume from the medication.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.