New here, have posted some, and I am always reading the posts.
First, I thank all of you for your knowledge and support. You have definately been able to shed light on this disease that has shaken my life up tremendously. I was diagnosed July 18, and basically have been flaring since the beginning of June. Married with a 1 year old and soon to be 4 year old, work full time with a VERY understanding Supervisor, just to give you some bio. info.
Question, when do the suppositories start to work? I really don't know what I mean by that. I took a list of questions to the doc on August 17 and one was about enema's/suppositories. He chose the later, and so I have been using 1 nightly. I have forgot to put one in the last 2 eveings. 2 strikes on me. I still am bleeding. Sometimes the blood is minimal and then other times there is a lot. Doc says I am getting better, but I was just so sick in my entire colon and was really inflammed in my rectum as well.
I do know I am improving, I would say I am at about 75% now. If you can put a percent on how you feel.
Any input would help. Thanks!
29/F Diagnosed UC July 18, 2007
Meds: 6 Asacol 400mg Tab
6 5mg Prednisone total 30mg (down from 40mg)
1/2 30mg Tylenol #3
1 1000mg Canasa Suppository
1 Calcium 500+D
1 Cerovite Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
1 325mg Ferrous Sulfate