I would say YES! If you can get by without pred by using enemas - do it! Pred - although a must in certain situations - can have disaterous results and isn't a drug to be used lightly. The side effects - bone density loss, hair loss, emotional mood swings, thin skin, tooth sensitivity, insomnia, moon face, edema, and many more - are not worth it if you can avoid it!
You can use both enemas - just a different times of the day. Or some people have used Rowasa one night and the hydrocort the next - alternating like that.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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