Please be patient with the enemas...you just started back to nightly.
My flares are very mild and limited to low in the rectum now....and it still takes me a month of nightly enemas before I go to every second night.
If you've been on pred in the past...you know that it's best to stay off it.
What's the longest you were on the enemas nightly in the past?
Hang tough...your situation is specific....patience with the 5ASA can serve you better in the long-run..trust me on that if you can use them. Takes time to figure it out...
Looking back on the 20 years, I even did ask my GI once about
15 years ago if he thought pred would work for me. He looked horrified and said...no....be patient. I was, and relieved I have him as my doc.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!