I've been in a flare since the end of May but started the prednisone and Cort enemas around the same time...June 11th. I have ulcerative proctitis and it is very stubborn. I can still feel the inflammation right at the end of my rectum. The bleeding stopped awhile ago and I don't have diarrhea....the bowel movement is once a day and normal. I believe the longest I have been on Cort enemas is something like three months. Doctor never told me to taper them....just taper the oral prednisone. Right now I am down to 25 mgm and tapering 5 mgm per week (from 40 mgm), 100 mgm of 6MP, nine capsules of Colazal, Cort enemas nightly and Canasa suppository in the morning.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.