Hi....suggest she start the cortifoam asap.
Is she able to use the 5ASA enemas such as Salofalk at all?
It's not the popcorn. ... consider the fact that both of your kids have UC.
Is your daughter nearing her period?
I don't know about
6mp dosages, hopefully, the doc will make a decision regarding that...but maybe just adding the rectal meds will help.
It'll take a while to get the flare under control...
Adding probiotics, fibre supplements can help with stool consistency....this should be continued after her flare as well, and the rectal meds to be used as a maintenance instead of only during a flare.
If she's having cramping, dicyclomine, an antispasmodic, might be helpful...
Hope she feels better soon....
Oh, there were probably some symptoms that she may have noticed before these recent symptoms....if she was constipated, it could have been one that indicated some low inflammation in the rectum. But it takes experience to start realising that some changes may indicate a flare approaching.
In saying that, the daily stressors of growing up and functioning in the day to day environment of school, friends and family and hormonal changes can influence UC.
Keep us posted as to how she's doing.
*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/supplements; Probiotics....(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 !!!