Hello I was diagnosed in December 2009 with Ulcerative Colitis. Have been on prednisone and Salofalk since December, at one pred every other day but having a flare up for the last month. See my GI this week, not sure where we will go from there. Also taking salofalk suppositories at night, but not sure if those are helping. Just reading the website finding lots of info and support which is what I need right now.
(This was a stories that a fellow UC patient shared on the site today, since there has not been any mention of Salofalk suppositories so far, I thought it would be good to include as maybe some others are also taking them right now. I-Adam, took Rowasa enemas for a few weeks and had an awfully hard time getting into the motion of taking them. If you are not used to that type of application, and most people surely are not, it can be a bit difficult to get used to. But, after a few go rounds, I found some way to get a bit more used to it and was actually able to keep the medicine inside nearly throughout the night. If anyone has some good or bad news with regards to taking overnight suppositories, or if anyone has some interesting experiences with enemas, please feel free to share them or write some comments down here. This is a topic that many people are not really comfortable speaking about as it involved putting something in your doodie hole, but it is definitely part of the medical treatment for ulcerative colitis none the less. And, for some patients it is obviously very effective )
Thanks for Sharing Kim!