Recently diagnosed and was given 3 medications to start treatment.
Balsalazide 750mg, I take 9 of these pills a day
Uceris which is some kind of steroid I think, I take 1 pill a day for 12 days
Rowasa Enemas, 1 per night supposed to hold it in
Problem is that I leak bloody mucus throughout the day and as a result my rectum is highly inflamed and raw. I can hold in solid bowel movements but not the mucus for some reason. So the first few nights I tried the enemas and as soon as I squeezed the bottle it went in and immediately started leaking out no matter how hard I tried to hold it in. It came out mixed with blood so I know my colon is really irritated.
Dr. said on my colonoscopy that he saw a lot of inflammation starting at the
opening and going up 52-55cm but after that it looked good. So all my problem is at the lower end but it's bad.
I am going to try the enemas a couple more times but I can't seem to even hold in 1/4 of the bottle. I warmed up the bottle and I pushed the tip in as far as it would go even though it was so painful to insert that I cried after it was over as the pain was highly intense!!
If it doesn't work over the next 2 nights I was thinking of asking my Dr. for an alternative like suppositories. I'm wondering if they work as well and I'm worried they won't reach but just a few inches inside the colon. I paid $286 for 28 enemas and that was after my insurance paid their part so I hate to give up on them so quickly.
Any advice at all? I hurt so bad and the bloody mucus discharging throughout the day is ruining my life. I don't even wanna leave the house anymore cause I need to clean myself up every 45 minutes