How long do we need to keep in Canasa during day?

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saposs
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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
From today i have doubled my Canasa - started taking in the morning as well. At night it was never a problem keeping it inside but today when i used it in morning i could not hold it longer than 6 hours. And it came out with little blood :-( I had to go twice to empty it out and feel swollen :-(
Do we have to keep it in whole day?
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!


JRob
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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I seem to remember reading somewhere that it is still effective (relatively) if you are able to retain it for at least four hours. You may want to verify that though.
Ulcerative Proctitis - October 05 diagnosed
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lialda - 4 pills AM
prednisone - 30mgs/day!
hydrocortisone enema - as needed
6MP 75mgs/day started 1st week March 09


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/25/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I know, keeping it in for 6 hours is still very good. When I used canasa it was much easier to keep it in at night too, and I could not do more than 2-4 hours during the day. I think that's probably because when you're sleeping there's less pressure on the colon compared with walking around and doing things during the day, which can put more pressure on the colon.
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saposs
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   Posted 3/25/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, i tried my best to keep it as long as possible! did not get up from bed for 2 hours immediately after using mad
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly...doubled during flare
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Meeting with Doc next month - not yet on oral medication - Doc wants to try just Canasa first!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09


quincy
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   Posted 3/26/2009 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow....6 hours is awesome!!! I'm impressed! Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
 
For the swollen part (is it the anus?), use hydrocortisone cream right after you use the suppository and then after you're finished the bms from emptying them.  
I can relate this past week from external hemmies....helped a lot.

q


*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance  mild flare nightly enemas
~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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 3/25/2009 11:59:27 PM (GMT-6)


saposs
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   Posted 3/26/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool! that means 6 hours were fine - it would have been a torture to keep it in for whole day :-D
Yes! that's the part which is swollen... my hemmies r too flaring i guess. Today it was little better - but can't say about tomorrow - everyday is a different story these days :-(

thanks quincy! :-)
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly...doubled during flare
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Meeting with Doc next month - not yet on oral medication - Doc wants to try just Canasa first!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09

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