What rectal med works?

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princesscolon
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   Posted Yesterday 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tried them all.  The Rowasa gave me bad headaches, Canasa made me worse, and I don't really remember about the rest, just that they never worked.  Anyone have one work for them?


Adrienne,27
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica

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pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted Yesterday 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Love cortifoam, have tried everything eles under the sun and for me nothing hits it like cortifoam...I figured out that for me, I have to get a script as soon as I notice problems with the rectom, if I leave it too long then I have to be on cortifoam longer...the longest I've been on it before tappering was one yr with absolutely no side effects from it...that was during a flare of having 30+ BM's/day.

Which probiotic are you taking? I take primadophilus reuteri made by natures way (for the last 3ish yrs now) and it may be coindience but I have to say in the entire time I've been taking PR I have not had any proctitis issues...PR does have guaranteed intestinal release so that may have something to do with it.

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


princesscolon
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   Posted Yesterday 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't take probiotics, they seem to bother my stomach, I tried 2 different ones.  I am allergic to yogurt, I don't know if that is related or not? but thanks about the info about Cortifoam, I am pretty sure I have tried it but probably didn't stick with it.

Adrienne,27
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


ks1905
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   Posted Yesterday 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Colocort is a steroid enema, you don't have to use the whole enema if you have problems retaining it. I can't use Rowasa either I think it makes my flares even worse.

I don't like using Cortifoam because they are not disposible, lots of washing and cleaning of the applicator.....I don't like that.

--Keith
DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted Yesterday 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Try the primadophilus reuteri, it never gave me any stomach issues, just good results...regarding yogurt, do you have issues with all dairy, because you may be lactose intolerant or have casein allergy if you have issues with all dairy...in yogurt the lactose is already broken down that's why I mentioned casein allergy as well.

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


IncrediBoy
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted Yesterday 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Try Cortifoam made by Schwarz Pharma - it has been my life saver. I too tried rowasa, but I felt like my butt was going to explode with the pressure - I could never keep it in past a few minutes.
 
Canasa is easy to keep in, but too mild, and didn't have any immediate relief.
 
After Cortifoam, within just 2 applications I knew this was going to work. My throbbing ended and next day was able to minimize my time I spent in the bathroom.
 
Cortifoam is a local steroid, with minimal side effects if any. I have been on it for a few months and haven't had any side effects.
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29 year old Male
Diagnosed with UC May 2007
Currently on : Colazal (9x),Cortifoam (2x), Canasa (1x)
 
 


julee70
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 486
   Posted Today 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I too am a Cortifoam success story. I agree with IncrediBoy that within a couple days I can usually tell it's going to work. However, I thought I'd just mention that with this last flare, it took longer and I had to up the dose to 2 times a day with the Cortifoam. After about a week at 2x/day, I was nearly flare free.

But it did take longer than a couple days -- this time-- for me to see that it was working. So, I'd say that if you're really flaring, you might want to give a really serious try for a couple weeks.

about the "cleaning the applicator" comment above -- it's funny because I've found that I'm super fast at cleaning it out. Run some hot water, use the plunger to force it through. Voila. I put it back wet into the box with the foam and in the morning it's dry. Easy as pie. I actually wish you could buy the canisters w/o the applicator. Too much wasted plastic. Those applicators last a long time.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


gaff
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 442
   Posted Today 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Taking too much mesalamine gave me headaches. Try using 1/2 of the Rowasa bottle and that might help. I use 1/2 bottle every other day.
gaff
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotics

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