Re: 2 weeks into being diagnosed with UC
Healing, but still in a flare....you do need to ask for rectal meds. Trust me on this, use them now, use them later...better now. Retention enemas would be better than suppositories.
They should be used nightly till all is normal...then tapered to every second night for a while, then every third.
The best maintenance seems to be using them twice a week...but I used to taper to once a week.
Basically, our experience is our teacher...what to expect and what we experience can be different. My suggestion is to pay attention to symptoms, try not to panic and know how to use your meds effectively.
For cramping, I use dicyclomine. My doc started me off with 10mg, and that was a comfort-saver.
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 01-04-2012 at 10:07 AM.