Rowasa enema retention question

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fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/6/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
So from reading on here it seems that most of you have to "get rid" of your enemas first thing in the morning, if not sooner.  For a week and a half or so before I got this tummy bug, I wasn't having my first bowel movement of the day until noon or later, meaning I was holding the enema that long.  It also wasn't all that runny. 
 
Is this odd?  Are others able to hold them that long and not have the BM be all runny?  Is there any reason for concern? 
 
Thanks.  I realize I'm probably just being paranoid. 
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).


Mamas Boys
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   Posted 3/6/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Whenever I use Rowasa or Canasa at night I always have to go right when I wake up.  And with the Rowasa the first portion is definitely a little bit runny.  Otherwise - some days I can also wait until later in the day.  Unless you are seeing other symptoms cropping up, I would not be too concerned.

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Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
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quincy
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   Posted 3/6/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't overanalyse your symptoms...seems a norm to me. I'll go first thing in the morning either before breakfast or afterward...sometimes in a hurry or not so much..mostly depending on what I ate and how much I ate the night before or if I have any gas when the urge comes.

But, when I'm flaring, I would expect to go right away upon rising....that's been the norm for me.

I have a huge expectation to go shortly after I wake up or after I have breakfast....that's what I prefer...meaning the expectation is the habit and better for me. Therefore...the norm.

quincy
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~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 !!!
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 3/6/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Not as familiar with the rowasa, but with the hydrocortisone ones I pretty much don't expel anything if held for 40 minutes. Yesterday I did one, and within 20 minutes got up and went about with the rest of the day, lol. I guess I am superabsorbant sometimes.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Peety
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   Posted 3/6/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I seem to soak it all up...nothing different happening in the a.m.
I think that's probably good!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   


fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/6/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everyone! :)
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).

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