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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/26/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I need some suggestions here.  I have been on Rowasa since Feb. 13.  It does help but but it makes mornings absolutely unbearable.  I actually stumbled across this when I fell asleep a few nights ago and forgot to use it.  the next morning was the best I've had since February.  So, I stopped using it for the last few nights.  While I still have urgency in the morning it isn't anything where it was before.  Now the problem is I am seeing a little blood back now.
So, I was just wondering if there was any other options besides the Rowasa that won't cause so many problems in the mornings but will help control the inflammation and bleeding. 
I got back to my current GI Wednesday but I am going to Ohio State at the beginning of June to another specialist. 
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Asacol 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 15 mg - Tapering

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 4/27/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Why don't you try a steroid enema?  They are the only enemas that have ever worked for me.  The only drawback is a tiny amount of steroid is absorbed into your body - and over a long period of time of using it, you could get some steroid side-effects.

I could never hold the liquid enema in but the foam one was much easier (Predfoam).

Best wishes

Abatacept Trial since Feb 2008 (Maintenance Period)
Back on Pred - 4mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Colazide x6
Actonel 35mg, EPA Fish Oils
Predfoam Enema - Had to stop as not allowed during trial
Asacol x 9, Lialda (Mezavant)
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic

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