Posted 8/6/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)
Topical steroids are entirely different than systemic- 11 weeks is a long time to see no improvement. I don't have that kind of patience.... Steroid enemas are quite safe to use on a regular basis for a fairly long period of time- I mean a month or 2. As opposed to oral steroids, where the damage they can do starts fast. I've spoken with both my GI & my PCP (& my daughters pediatrician- she does an steroid inhaler daily for asthma) about the difference between topical & oral steroids- they've all told me that to incur the kind of side effects/health problems you see with oral steroids, you'd basically have to apply/inhale the topical steroids about 50,000,000 times a day for about 50,000,000 years! If you think the steroid enemas will help, use them! There's no reason to be so uncomfortable- also, it sounds as if things are going downhill for you, not uphill- try to stop it now. Hey Quincy, it's funny- I know you're totally anti-pred, yet you use an inhaled steroid for asthma! That's what my daughter uses, Pulmicort. Funny, no?