I guess I am backwards! I tried 4asa rectal meds, predifoam, Rowasa, etc. etc. - even now on prednisone I ask for a rectal suppository that might "help" stop cramping and bleeding. Doc gave me Anusol to use at night along with starting the 6 MP. SO - ALL the rectal meds made me worse at about 8 to 10 days I had to stop - obvious swelling, inflammation and more red blood. Guess I just have to stay away from rectal meds although I know so many benefit from them.
Now on 25 mg. prednisone (I love it), bleeding and most of discomfort gone - no D - 2 BMs a day at most, formed - wonderful. Tomorrow is blood testing to see how the 6 MP (75mg.) is doing. Hope it is kicking in and I can taper prednisone more.
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. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.