Reply to "Long Term Effects of Taking Antibiotics for Chronic Pouchitis"

This post is very timely since I was wondering the same thing....I just started back on Cipro yesterday for pouchitis and cuffitis. My doc says I should stay on it for a few months to see if I can get stuff under control. I wonder the same thing. He said there are worse things than a very low dose of Cipro to keep things at bay. I’m sure there are and for now it seems to help so I’m gonna to just go with it. 

If you’ve been on for 11 years- that seems like a lonnngggg time- it at what point do you talk about a Ileostomy? Are you having side effects from the antibiotics? As a woman, I’m not looking forward to the potential chronic yeast infection that I’ll be getting for the next two months from being on the antibiotics. Again, that’s nothing compared to the symptoms I had when my UC was the worst so I guess it’s all relative. But, at what point do you have that conversation? That scares me. I don’t think I’m close to that conversation but I do wonder at what point that will happen. 

About the side effects with the ruptured tendons- I actually have pulled my Achilles’ tendon before so it does make me nervous about pulling it again with being on this medicine. Go figure. Ugh, if it’s not one thing it’s another. 

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