Well, I guess my question is - what to expect and how soon.
Last year I tried Canasa which only made me worse (and found out I cannot tolerate mesalamines). So, on prednisone and 6MP for a short time. I ask the doctor for extra help with rectal area. I know where the problem is - very low.
He agreed that Anusol 25 might help. I have problems administering enemas so I ask for suppositories. They are not a problem. He prescribed one before bed.
I used one last night. Of course, no difference really this morning - just expelled residue from the suppository. Had a slight feeling of fullness in my rectum for a while - one BM with mucous and blood (which I have been having since tapering to 20 mg. prednisone.) Just wondering how long you thnk I should give the suppositories? Might I get worse before getting better?
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc. Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months.
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