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

As a man I had problems with yeast infections (where sun doesn’t shine, legpits mostly) but these were resolved by rotating onto another antibiotic as I already posted earlier. Xifaxin isn’t systemically absorbed and stays in the GI tract so it’s not going to cause yeast infections in males or females and will give your body a break from systemically absorbed antibiotics. It should be in the rotation if your insurance will cover it. Anyway I have been on antibiotics for 24 years, continuously, although now at much lower dosages than in the past due to Remicade. I got the yeast infections when I was taking 1000 mg of cipro and 1000 mg of flagyl, for months. Now I am taking like 250 mg per day.

Talk about an ileostomy is premature when no treatment has been attempted. You really don’t want to go down that road in my opinion unless you absolutely have to. My mindset has always been to keep my J Pouch as long as possible and I have had it for 27 years now, while successfully treating pouchitis almost that entire time.

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