Thank you for your replies
Quincy, I was on oral salofalk and rectal. I am still using the suppositories (1000mg), because I find that they are the most helpful. I have a valid prescript
ion for both, so luckily I don't have to call my GI. I am just reluctant to take them (the tablets), because I feel like in the last few years, they were not helping much, although it was a miracle drug at the beginning of my uc. But I will definitely give them another try before moving on to the other drugs. My GI never mentioned the enemas, I will ask her about
that. I usually have normal bowel movements wth no blood or with traces of blood, then I get a mushy stool with some blood mixed in it. I don't just pass blood or mucus. But the pain and discomfort can be intense.
Rose Teresa: Thank you, I will look into that
I hope your GI calls you back soon. Mine never does or it takes forever. It's pretty annoying when you have a chronic illness. Hope you feel better soon. When I was on Remicade, I had the infusion every 8 weeks at first and it worked well. Then I stared to flare two weeks before my next infusion. So I started to have infusions every 6 weeks and that worked. Also, they did a colonoscopy and they found that the inflammation in between infusions was severe but limited to the rectum. So they gave me rectal meds. Maybe that could help you in between infusions? When is your next infusion?
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