Were you taking your meds faithfully...and the Canasa at least for maintenance, even twice a week?
I tapered them down til I got to a point where I was not taking them at all. I agree I should probably be taking them at least twice a week as maintenance.
What oral meds are you on?
I used to take Asacol but last time around it did nothing to improve and then the second I stopped taking it, my symptoms improved. I've heard it can make things worse for some people. So right now, no oral meds.
How long have the symptoms been till you got the Canasa? What are bms like?
Symptoms started about a week ago. Had a lot of pain one day and the next BM was not formed. Lots of small "pellets." Next day (Thursday) BM was formed, but had streak of bright red blood. Took Canasa starting that night and no blood since (or at least none that I can see). Stool is becoming larger and firm again.
It's good you're starting the Canasa...is there a reason you aren't on any enemas?
I asked my doctor about these last time I had an appt (based on your recommendation actually). He said most people don't like them, but if I was interested he'd write a prescription. He suggested trying Canasa first, which I did. It's worked pretty well so I didn't see a need to move on to enemas. I know you swear by them though ;p
juju / UC Dx'd July 2001
Currently: small flare