Quick update: I’ve been using the Lialda/Rowasa combo for a week now. Once I started the tablets the bleeding and mucus stopped immediately (except a tiny bit today). Pleasantly surprised! BMs vary from 2-4 a day, first one of the day is softer from the enemas but the rest are pretty well-formed and look typical for me when things are calm. I do tend to pass a big volume of stool as I eat a vegan diet very high in fibre. I did have a very small bit of blood today which I think is happening at the anus. It’s been sore and it itchy lately and I think it’s partially from using rough toilet paper last week for multiple BMs on multiple days. But it doesn’t look like the mucus-blood of a raging proctitis flare.
Anyway, I’m going to stick with this treatment for a while. I’ll continue with Lialda as long as it works well but I’m wondering about
tapering enemas. When’s a good time? And what’s the reasoning behind tapering? I’d love to bring them down to a few times a week but will use them every day if needed.
Post Edited (Guigsy) : 10/25/2020 4:23:29 PM (GMT-6)