Posted 2/17/2021 11:25 AM (GMT -7)
Good on the supps.
Regarding remission...it's a maintenance state for most of us, and a slippery slope regarding recognising symptoms that arent quite obvious to tell us things are awry. It took me about 3ish years to start recognising those symptoms and eventually how to use my meds more efficiently. Mind you, I've been at this a long while. Certainly worth it to me.
My suggestion...while impatiently waiting for actual remission, recognise ALL the symptoms while you are healing (because they will change). I do urge you to try the enemas again since you have sigmoid involvement.
You will see how you do at this point, and always have the option to increase to enemas if your symptoms are not as they should be. You have many options regarding use, and hopefully your GI will be willing to go along with the trials of scheduling and dosaging.
Don't have high expectations...just understand what the meds do and that mesalamine is not an immediate thing. It does its magic through continued use, so give it a fair try.
If you cannot use it or it's not enough...there are always topical rectal steroids to use.
Keep me updated 😊