I have been dealing with cuffitis for the last 2 1/2 months and it has not improved. Dr. Shen has me on Canasa suppositories and I also took Anucort suppositories with it for a week as well (one in the morning, the other at night). I was told that it can take months to go away and to just keep taking the Canasa, but it has not improved and is starting to progressively get worse. I am noticing blood in my stool again and increased pain in my rectum. I emailed Dr. Shen's nurse to see what I should do, but I have a feeling she will say to just keep taking the Canasa, since she was pretty adamant about being patient in my last appointment and seemed very reluctant to try other drugs.
My question is, at what point should you try something different or at least add something? I am a new attorney and this pain/feverish feeling from the cuffitis is severely impacting my job performance. I can't perform at 50% at work for the next 6 months while I sit back and hope that it eventually goes away. I've never had cuffitis for more than a few weeks, so this lingering cuffitis is a new thing for me. What other treatments have worked for people and are there other medications I should be asking about? The Canasa has not been helping at all. Thanks!