This thread has me wondering....so how long is too long then? I ask this as the colocourt ones were too difficult for hubby to retain - one to two hours max and they really did not seem to do that much after the initial benefit derived from it.
Mayo took him off those that our local GI prescribed and he is using cortifoam at night and canasa in the morning. Some nights he will skip the cortifoam but for the most part he is using it on the average 5 times per week at night. It is SOOOOOOOOOOO much easier to adminster, tolerate and the benefits for him seemed to really help big time. Since the discomfort and problems now seem to be in the real lower end of things we assumed the enemas are what does and will make the difference.
It has been discussed about
tapering off the pain meds first then the enemas. We see the Dr at Mayo in about
4 months. We see our local GI every month for local monitoring.
Waiting on a lab test to check his cortisol level as he is about
to stop his 2 1/2 mg of prednisone in a few days if all goes well. May he be able to not only get off it but stay off it for a good long while.
Is the Rowasa similar to the colocourt in size and liquid content?
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran 2 1/2 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month