Steroid ememas anyone???

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pupluv
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 11/26/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in a flare and I take 1-2 rowasa enemas a day when needed, and I have for years. Its not really working this time, and  I was wondering if any of you have used Rowasa with steroid enemas and if it worked? I called my doc today requesting it. My UC is primarily left side and rectum. I am kinda sad, because I thought being on Aza would help keep the flares away. I was however feeling pretty good for about 7 mos. which is a record for me. Anyway, I'm babbling... Thanks for any responses.
Donna
Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


momhatesuc
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 11/27/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am very fond of the steroid enemas. I use rowasa when I need to. It seems like every few months I start again, but when they stop working I add the cortenemas. I still do rowasa at night and the other in the morning. They work great for me and I usually only do them for a week, then every other night for a week. Give them a try. You'll probably feel better in no time.
Leslie, 30~ left-sided UC diagnosed in 1999
9 asacol x day
nightly rowasa (as needed)
multi-vitamin, calcium


quincy
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
it's an option and you won't know if they work unless you try.

How long have you been on the Rowasa at this time?

What exactly are your symptoms?
q
*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
~vitamins/minerals 
~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 !!!


Old Hat
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have used them separately, at different times, depending on severity of flare. With extreme symptoms the Cortenemas worked fast to reduce urgency, bleeding, D, + feeling that my knees would not hold me up a minute longer. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily; seem to be back in remission)

pb4
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I use steroid only enemas, no need for me to use any other form along with it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


pupluv
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 256
   Posted 11/27/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the responses. Sounds like it works. I pick up my prescription tomorrow and I sure hope it works. 

Quincy,I have been on Rowasa for over 2 weeks now. I occasionally add one in the am as well. My symptoms are D and cramping. I'm over this.  

Thank you so much

Donna


Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 11/27/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
did wonders for me, took about two weeks from going 25+ times a day w/D,B,M etc. then to about 5-10, then within the month semi formed stools and 1-3 bm's a day has been pretty steady since a few weeks ago. I'm not 'normal' yet but I feel at about 90% out of 100% and it feels good = )
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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