How to stop butt throbbing?

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New Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/12/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I am new to this forum. I found out I had UC in May 2007. Since then I have been on Lialda, Colazol, Rowasa, Canasa and Cortifoam. I keep getting flares several times a week. My best period was about 7 days with no issues!
Twice this week I had severe throbbing in the butt. I can't sit, stand or lay down until this subsides. Any attempt to use any medicine rectally (like Cortifoam (Hydrocortison Acetate), Canasa, etc) immediately results in a bowel movement.
Is there something I can do to subside this? Also, are there foods that I can avoid to begin with to avoid this problem ?
Thank you very much

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30591
   Posted 12/12/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...Welcome to the forum. Are you able to use any rectal meds after a bm?

How many are you having in one day?

Are you bleeding with bms?

Is the pain directly in the anus/rectum....or is it kind of radiating upward, sideward..etc?

Is the pain during bms, after...anytime..etc?

Are you having diarrhea or solid bms?

What exactly med-wise are you using at this time?

Has the doctor given you any antispasmodic meds such as dicyclomine? I suggest you call him/her and request a prescription.

When you had the week of no symptoms...what meds were you taking before/during that time? Were you lax in taking them during that week?

I also suggest you start a good probiotic.

*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 !!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 12/12/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Try rectal meds., like Rowasa. Try using 1/2 the bottle. After using it, do something to take your mind off of the feelings in your butt (like talking to someone). THe uncomfortable feeling usually only lasts for about 2 minutes.
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotics

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 1/8/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, i can understand, and am so sorry for your condition.
i've had UC for 6.5 years i'm so bad with pain that the only thing that helps for a few hours is strong the moment i take co-codomols, but please make sure you check with ur doc first.
i'm from England and i assume that most of you are from other countries,so everyone could have their own rules.
P.S waiting for bed to have my surgery, hope i get there soon.

samie xxxx

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 2045
   Posted 1/8/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Proctofoam, proctofoam, proctofoam. Took me years of pain before i found this
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol


Elite Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 1/8/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It can take some time for rectal meds to kick in, especially the worse the flare is, you may have to continue with cortifoam for a long period of time before you start to notice's hard to be patient but unfortunately that's the way it often goes...I've been on cortifoam for as long as a year before tappering off of it. I've only ever used it at night just before bed (never in the morning or 2X/day as suggested) that way I know it'll be in me until the am with my first BM's of the day.

Probiotics are also key in aiding with getting things under control...a good one I use is called primadophilus reuteri made by natures way, found in the refridgerator at most healthfood stores.

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

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