Elaine - other enema option

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hedgehog
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/20/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elaine, I started a new topic - didn't want to highjack the other one. Another option for enemas is a 2% lidocaine (or xylocaine) jelly. The Salofalk enemas started causing more bleeding for me and the steroid ones weren't working for me at that time. I noticed differences within a couple of days of using the the xylocaine enemas. I used them nightly for 2 months and my remission has lasted 1.5 years so far. I use budesonide enemas every 4 days for maintenance now.
 
Here's an article about it:
 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
-F/33 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas every 4-5 days


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 2/20/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you Tara - truly looking for a suppository suggestion since I have a problem "applying" the enemas - not keeping them in but getting them in there.  Anyway, you can take mesalamines too which helps you I know.  I am only on prednisone because of all the side effects of ALL the others.  I am thinking maybe suppository stronger than Canasa - more small amount of steroid maybe - just to sooth the rectal area.  I am still having some discomfort and mucous - small amount!  Maybe those used for hemmroids?

ElaineNY


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.
 
 
 
 
 
 


fruitgirl
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Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 2/20/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I did a quick google search and it appears that lidocaine suppositories are made. Give you doc a call and see if he can prescribe one!
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).


kops2da
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   Posted 2/20/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Not sure about lidocaine suppositories - I now lidocaine is for pain - my husband had patches for this back.  I do not have pain - just want to hurry the healing along in rectum. However, they might help - will as my NP.

 ElaineNY


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.
 
 
 
 
 
 


rdm
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hedgehog,

Do you buy the lidocaine/xylocaine enemas or make them yourself? If you make them please describe.

Thanks

hedgehog
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 2/21/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
rdm,

I bought my xylocaine ready made in tubes and I squeezed it into a rectal syringe to use it. There was another member (scooterk) who was making the enemas by mixing lidocaine HCl, water and maltodextrin as the gelling agent. Here's the link to that thread:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&p=1&m=877188
Tara
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
-F/33 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas every 4-5 days

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