@Barb J posted:I did some reading and a diet that is low in carbs, sugar and artificial sweeteners may be beneficial to stave off pouchitis. I will be changing my diet. My question for now is, do I treat the diarrhea or the pouchitis?
Correctamundo on diets low in carbs, sugars and artificial sweeteners being helpful in reducing pouchitis. As to your question, do you realize that cipro will treat both? The diarrhea is a symptom of pouchitis and cipro will thicken your stool. Do not take any stool thickeners until you see how thick they will get. When I was on higher dosages of Cipro and tried taking Imodium, which I am sensitive to, I became constipated. Constipation will exacerbate pouchitis.