I'm giving my new doc the good ol' college try and listening to his ideas. He's pro rectal enemas and suppositories. After all, he says, it begins and ends in the rectum. He's having me taper the enemas now to every other night even though I'm still on 7.5 and 0 alternating. He still has me on 12 asacol a day.
He did scope me two weeks ago and I saw everything was very clean. He was pleased.
diagnosed pancolitis mild to mod 9/19/09. Treated with prednisone starting at 40 mg for four months. In remission between 1/15 and 3/15/10. Flared again. On Pred since 3/22/10 -- now tapering at 7.5 mg. alternating 0.
12 400 mg. Asacol daily
1000 mg. Canasa daily
Rowesa enemas every other night
1 tbs. psyllium husk powder
multi-vitamin; 1200 mg calcium plus D, 1000 mg Biotin 5,000, 2 capsules turmeric.
Eliminated dairy, caffeine, fried, greasy, citrus and artificial sweetners. Very rarely spicy and red meat
For sleeping, Melatonin 5 mg, Zinc Magnesium and B6 compound- 2 cap and Zyprexa. (.25 to .5 mg Klonopin if all fails).