The first time I used them....oh 20 years ago...my doc said as long as it's in for half an hour the first times, you'll still be getting some medication. But...try to keep it in as long as possible.
Do lay still on your left side, and you may have the urge to run to the bathroom....but grunt, groan, bite the sheets and squeeze those cheeks to ease the urge..it passes within a minute (which seems like an hour).
As your flare eases, that feeling will become less....with time.
Yep, one may believe you can never get used to them...but you do.
Let us know how it goes.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!