Posted 8/23/2012 12:13 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks all. I also take 3 asacol (400mg), 2 times per day. Today I just decided to take a midday mesalamine enema (4g) and will do that for a while to see if that added dose helps.
I guess I havent really had any experience with how long it takes cort enemas to start to work. I had managed to avoid steriods altogether for the first 9-10 years of my disease. When the mesalamine stopped working that well for me I was nursing with my first child. My doc wanted to start me on cort enemas but on the advise of Dr Hale (bfing expert) I decided that pred was a better choice. It works faster and there is far more research on pred and breast milk that on the enemas. Soooooo, now finally having almost weaned my youngest baby, I am at liberty to use a less researched drug regime as I only have myself to worry about again....and avoid the dreaded pred. However, that leaves me unfamiliar with what to expect from the cort enemas. Are they slow working in general? What have other experienced in terms of how quickly there symptoms disappeared?
itsalwayssomething, I have thought of the possibility that it could be hemorrhiods but I just dont think so as I have a gas, a bit of urgency, frequency and mucus going on.
Diagnosed 1999 with left-sided UC.
Meds: asacol, various enemas, suppositories, foams etc. Pred for flares.
Also, slippery elm, marshmellow root, quercetin, curcumin, bromelain, glutamine, calcium, vitamin c/d, folic acid, fish oil, probiotics and psyllium husk.
Low sugar, organic, whole foods diet.