Yes the rectal meds hurt if your rectum is inflammed and you have
open ulcers but that is what they are for, to get the inflammation and bleending stopped. You gotta grit through the first few days of the rectal meds. Ask for a prescript
ion for lidocaine enemas. That will numb your rectum right up and make the other rectal meds -CANASA suppositories- more effective since you'll be able to tolerate them easier once numb. What about
cortifoam? Do you have a prescript
for that? It's pretty fast acting. You can regular dose with it for a few days then cut back to every third day dosing with it so you don't get sides or have HPA suppression from it. Also see about
anti nausea meds. They should fix you up with something I'm sure. Ask them about
benedryl and something like darvocet or hydrocodone. There's also pepsid AC. Lots of meds to try combinations with. Just make sure that what you take is cross referenced for any cross reactivity among all these meds.
As far as food, eat lots of sticky white rice, potatoes and calcium rich foods. It will help slow down the bowels big time.
keep hydrated with water.
Thank you for all your responses everyone. I'm still at home, in my bed, in pain, but at least my spirits have been lifted a bit. Thank you so much for making me smile, just having the support of other people going through what I am helps so much as I'm sure you all know. I promise to keep you all updated on what goes on tonight and if I ever go into full remission.
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