Whatever....I'd still never have my arse believe that it needs to purge nightly before the med through a mechanical means. If I had to go..I'd rather wait for the process to happen naturally or because of inflammation BEFORE the enema and wait for the urge to go after the enema while groaning, biting the sheets, pinching my husband and squeezing my butt cheeks, do deep breathing or huffing or whatever it takes to get through it...it passes after a minute or so.
But, I've been doing them for 20+ years and have only had to let go of 3.
If anyone chooses the method of an enema before.....more power to you. But I disagree with it because of the "habit" of it.....ESPECIALLY if one is only purging the med or water and no stool.
I think it would be better to stick your butt in the air waiting for the urge to pass than run for the toilet...use suppositories.....take antispasmodics.....fibre supplements.....relaxation exercises...anti anxiety meds....calming teas.....or half the enema as fruitgirl suggested.
Best to learn the process of retaining....
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 8/27/2009 1:05:17 PM (GMT-6)