Hi! I'm Sam. It's been two years since my J Pouch Surgery. Lots of complications such as Pouchitis, constipation, blockage, bacteria problems etc. My biggest concern is the weight loss. Over 30 pounds, and I eat well balanced, nutritional meals. I think it's because of the number of BM per day. Sometimes as many as 12 to 15. I'm not getting to keep any of the nutrients or calories in my system. Just got off a 3 week cycle of Cipro. All the symptoms stopped and within a week I had gained 5 pounds. Unfortunately you can't stay on Antibiotics because that leads to other problems. Any advice, secrets or is there any type of medication out there that works similar to Cipro? I'm desperate for a cure, and want to stop looking like a scare crow . My current Doctor just gives me lol service, and I'm now about to see a new doctor who , hopefully will have a different approach.