I'm curious to know what your doc said.. I've been in your boat and I have proctitis too. I definitely agree with what the other members said about
trying mesalamine completely first with the pills / enemas. If they don't work I would just be cautious about
not letting it get worse like it did in my case. Proctitis can be very stubborn and an untreated flare can be very difficult to deal with later. Good luck..
Thank y’all for your responses. I have been driving myself crazy thinking I’m being a terrible patient for not wanting to do the humira but my gut (no pun intended) instinct says to hold off. Maybe that’s denial.
The extent of my colitis is rectum only. Strictly proctitis, no involvement in sigmoid or higher per colonoscopy. I have blood and mucus with most BMs. Not a lot. Just enough to annoy. I go some days with no issues, some days are not so great. To add to the fun, my insurances company generally denies all of these meds at first and doesn’t approve some ever (uceris I had to pay out of pocket) so that’s an added stress On top.
Again. Thanks for the suggestions. I am hoping to speak to this doc soon
Diagnosed with chronic proctitis 11/2013
Current meds - 75mg imuran and canasa suppository at night
High fiber, dairy free ( except for yogurt), low sugar vegetarian diet
Supplements : 1 cap miralax at night