Remember that constipation is a symptom of early flare....you are still best to use the rectal meds. Not that it will sway you...I'd NEVER wait as you are. Everything you describe is a flare...even though your aches and pains may be separate or at the same time. Especially if there's something else going on, your flare will possibly be exacerbated.
And eventually it will get you "in the end" if you aren't using them..lol.
Keep us posted.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Ranitidine; Effexor XR 37.5mg (depression), Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 2000 IU
~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) : 9/17/2010 1:11:54 PM (GMT-6)