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Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 8/31/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I went back to my specialist today.  After reviewing the symptoms I am still having he precribed Proctofoam.  I have read a lot of people using foam on this forum but has anyone used the Proctofoam with any success?  It sure is expensive, even with insurance.
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5962
   Posted 8/31/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
     Is that the same as cort enemas?  If so, ask your doctor to prescribe them.  With insurance they are reasonable.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 8/31/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   

I think they are about the same thing.  I had check my insurance for the cort stuff and the co-pays are the same.  I have to pay $55.00.  I have tried enema's and just can't do them.  This is the foam. I don't know if it will be any better. 

He also gave me a prescription for some cream for the hemmorids.  Sometimes I don't know which is more aggravating..the UC or the hemmies that result.  I sit all day at work and wow..by the end of the day...OUCH.

 


Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic

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