They work...I've used them for treatment and tapered to maintenance for over 18 years. It's a commitment.....It can work.
I would suggest 5ASA enemas such as Rowasa firstly before going to the steroid ones. If you can use them...that's the best intro med regimen for long-term use.
As I said it's a commitment. You'll learn how to use them effectively according to your body symptoms. It took me 2 years to get it all figured out.
The bottom line is not to have unrealistic expectations. Of the "Tortoise and the Hare" scenario...It's the tortoise.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!