Posted 4/4/2011 6:38 AM (GMT -8)
I've been using cort enemas for almost 2 weeks now, and my retention varies every day.
Some nights I can keep it in for 6-8 hours. Other nights, only 2. On the nights I can't hold it in as long, I do another enema during the day or half a bottle.
Are there some tips? Is it because I'm still a bit inflamed? I do empty my bowels before I use it, and lay on my left side for a while, then roll over on my back about an hour later. It's harder to retain at night and I think it's because I'm anxious. I don't take any Xanax, but should i take a Tylenol pm or something to relax me and allow me to sleep?
I know 2 hours is better than none, but I know i feel so much better knowing all of it is absorbed over night, and it would stop the bleeding faster (although it is very very minimal right now).
Also I'm currently on 60mg of pred plus the cort enemas. Tomorrow, we're supposed to taper to 40mg. I thinking of asking the doc if I can do the cort enema twice a day. I'm scare I'll get worse by lessening the oral pred but I also don't want to stay at 60mg. I know the enemas are safer and work better.