Posted 5/10/2017 10:37 AM (GMT -7)
Hi....yes, request a copy of the biopsies pathology. You need to have them for your research and knowledge for possible questions and inderstanding of what you have.
Yes...in the US, available 5ASA enemas are Rowasa on 2g and 4g, generic in 4g, and Pentasa in 1g, 2g and 4g.
Since you have a glimpse into the probability of your future (are you identical?)....you really should request oral 5ASA (mesalamine) as well as the enemas. Higher dosage of 4g and you can eventually taper them to maintenance of twice a week or to the suppositories twice a week.
It's a process. Basically, the butt rules the game. When you understand your symptoms during a flare, during healing and heading into a flare, it will give you freedom of medication scheduling .....if your doc isn't dead set on examining you at every symptom. My doc trusted me to know and utilise a med regimen at my discretion. He wrote out the prescriptions. Having that trust didn't have me anxiously dependent on him.
In saying that, it took almost 3 years to get it figured out.
Remember there are always options and many of us can help with those suggestions of usage and med forms, etc.