HI! So I noticed that you are the go to on enemas. I have a few questions. When I was first showing symptoms a couple weeks of Rowasa cleared me right up. After I had my son and the flare came back it didnt work as well. Is this usual?
I have tried Rowasa, Canasa, Hydrocort enemas, Hydrocort supps and Cortifoam. Rowasa and Canasa for 3 weeks straight at which point there was still blood and switched to Hydrocort...and that led to a 3 day hospital stay so I think something was going on behind the scenes.
My main question is can any of these make things worse? Sometimes I feel like they cause bleeding. Right now my rectum is SORE.
Also I am going to start my prednisone taper tomorrow and want to get on a steady routine with an enema or suppository. I have a flex sig tomorrow to see what the damage is and am looking for your opinion on how to handle.
I don't know why I've convinced myself they cause bleeding but I can't get it out of my head.
And finally if anyone has any insight on the pred taper please chime in. I started at 40 for 7 days, 30 for 7 days and now I am going down by 5 mg every 5 days. I've been given 2 different taper directions by 2 different doctors (my GI and the attending while I was in the hospital). GI said 5 every 5 / Attending said 10 every 7.