Rowasa make you worse at first?

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bluechipguy
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   Posted 12/1/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Does anybody find the Rowasa enamas exasperate symptoms at first?  I find as I start and stop them ,I am worse the first few mornings..and it makes it hard to stick with them

 

Anyone find the make it worse before better, too?

 

bluechipguy

 


GardenerJames
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   Posted 12/1/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Rowasa enemas always made me worse, I used them for about a month on a couple occasions. They are very helpful for many people though, so maybe you should just stay on them but only every other day or something.
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quincy
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   Posted 12/2/2007 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
What means worse to you? 
Are you on oral meds as well?
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 !!!


bluechipguy
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   Posted 12/2/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Quincy,
 
I am on 3 lialda daily and 40 mg of pred.  I can have a good morning every other day or so with no mucous or D, but when I do the Rowasa, it forces action every morning, so it is hard to tell if it was because of the enama or just my ongoing flare.
 
Does that makes sense?
bluechipguy

Red_34
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   Posted 12/2/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My last round with Rowasa confirmed, for me, that I am intolerate of it. I gave it a good month for it to work, but every morning after doing a Rowasa, I was running to the bathroom 4-5x's with massive D and pain - was fine for rest of the day but wiped out and felt like crap. I thought maybe it was my flare but when I stopped them, my D stopped as well as the pain and horrible feeling. So I thought, hmm maybe if I try every other day but no, the same thing happened. How long have you been trying to give the Rowasa a try?
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gaff
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   Posted 12/2/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
The same thing that happened to Red 34 happened to me, except I found that 1/2 bottle every other day works for me. I've been doing this for a year and have been in remission for that long. It's a strong medication that works for a lot of people, just at a lower dose than recommended on the bottle.
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quincy
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   Posted 12/2/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Just use the Rowasa with a fair trial...and if after about 3 weeks it's increased and not improved, it's the Rowasa. Increased action isn't a reason to stop it...I have that as well sometimes...and I don't consider it a neg for using them.

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 !!!


theklep
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 12/2/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
When I started Rowasa IT DID seem to have a effect on me as far as symptoms go. There was increased BM with D and Mucous. But 3 days later things were getting better. And now Im back to normal. So I guess it worked for me. Good luck. And stick with it.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Left Sided UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Lexipro- 1x Day 10Mg
Ambien- 1x Day 10mg
Omega 3 Fish Oil- 2x Day


bluechipguy
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   Posted 12/3/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks guys

I am happy to report morning 3 (today) was much improved, so hopefully it took time.  I had done it back to back nights twice in the last 2 weeks, but gave up based on the worse symptoms, but figured I had to stick with them since the lialda and pred were not doing enough.  I told myself I would at least give it a full week to see if things change.

I had used cort enamas off and on for over ayear, so the concept isn't new to me, just the Roawasa seemed to have an adverse affect.

bluechipguy


quincy
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok...so, you're now using the Rowasa nightly and you're doing better?

Are you still on the pred? Did you recently taper the pred?
*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 !!!


theklep
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 12/4/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Stick with the Rowasa. I keep using it even since my flare. I am tapering down on it. To like every other night, but since I am going through Final exams I am using it every night to make sure I am alright. I am balancing my stress levels; but you can never be too safe. I am glad you are sticking through it. It took 5 days to see any sort of relief. So be patient.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Left Sided UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Lexipro- 1x Day 10Mg
Ambien- 1x Day 10mg
Omega 3 Fish Oil- 2x Day

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