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singnrun
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI doctor gave me some Rowasa Enemas a in January or so and i used them for 7 weeks. He said he didnt want me using Rowasa for more than 8 weeks and took me off of them. Now i am in a flare up and i am not sure if i should use them or wait for an appointment and talk to him. And if i do use it how long should it be for? confused
THANK YOU turn

Background info:
9 Mylan a day (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, and 3 at night)
3 Iron a day (1 in the morning...)
Extra stuff: lots of probiotics (sustenex, culterelle, flomax one of each a day) 2 tumerics a day 1 fish oil a day  1 or more VSL#3 (probiotic) a day 1 scoop of Muscel Armor (has anti inflamatory stuff!) 1 or 2 Metamucil (cookie?) a day
For the Beatles fans: Its a "LONG AND WINDING ROAD" but you just gotta "LET IT BE" you may need some "HELP" but it will be worth it in "THE END"!!!!
 SINGNRUN!


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 4/15/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it a GI you're seeing ?

Welcome to the forum.Where in the colon is your UC..throughout or limited?

What other meds are you on...oral 5ASA as well?

What exactly is Mylan...? for blood pressure?

YOu can use the Rowasa for a long while...and they should be tapered to a maintenance dosage....

What was the alternative your doctor suggested to you?

q


*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~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 !!!
 


singnrun
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well for 1 Mylan is a medication for colitis
All my colon has it
No alternative suggested
Yes it is a GI
All my meds are in my signature
I was just wondering if my doctor hasnt told me to use them should i?
Background info:
9 Mylan a day (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, and 3 at night)
3 Iron a day (1 in the morning...)
Extra stuff: lots of probiotics (sustenex, culterelle, flomax one of each a day) 2 tumerics a day 1 fish oil a day  1 or more VSL#3 (probiotic) a day 1 scoop of Muscel Armor (has anti inflamatory stuff!) 1 or 2 Metamucil (cookie?) a day
For the Beatles fans: Its a "LONG AND WINDING ROAD" but you just gotta "LET IT BE" you may need some "HELP" but it will be worth it in "THE END"!!!!
 SINGNRUN!


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 4/15/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Singnrun, Mylan is a manufacturer of a lot of different generic drugs, not a specific medication. Do you know which one you are taking?
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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singnrun
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Not to be mean but i only want to know if i can use the enemas or not! Read the first box!
Background info:
9 Mylan a day (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, and 3 at night)
3 Iron a day (1 in the morning...)
Extra stuff: lots of probiotics (sustenex, culterelle, flomax one of each a day) 2 tumerics a day 1 fish oil a day  1 or more VSL#3 (probiotic) a day 1 scoop of Muscel Armor (has anti inflamatory stuff!) 1 or 2 Metamucil (cookie?) a day
For the Beatles fans: Its a "LONG AND WINDING ROAD" but you just gotta "LET IT BE" you may need some "HELP" but it will be worth it in "THE END"!!!!
 SINGNRUN!


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 4/15/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd use them, but I've been dealing with this for many yrs so I pretty much know when it's time for rectal meds and when it's not, the longer you wait the worse it may get which usually means it'll be harder to clear up...go with your gut insticts.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


singnrun
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you
Im only in high school so i goofed up a little on my med names but my dad helped me out
Mylan is really colazal and my profile signature is now changed!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Background info:
9 colazal (mylan) a day (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, and 3 at night)
3 Iron a day (1 in the morning...)
Extra stuff: lots of probiotics (sustenex, culterelle, florastor one of each a day) 2 tumerics a day 1 fish oil a day  1 or more VSL#3 (probiotic) a day 1 scoop of Muscle Armor (has anti inflamatory stuff called juven) 1 or 2 Metamucil (cookie?) a day
For the Beatles fans: Its a "LONG AND WINDING ROAD" but you just gotta "LET IT BE" you may need some "HELP" but it will be worth it in "THE END"!!!!
 SINGNRUN!

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