Had my J-Pouch surgeries in 2014 and had been on a similar forum for UC years prior to my surgery. Just joined this site yesterday. I’m 51 years old and for the most part have been managing well with pouch life for the last 6 years. However, I think I’m now experiencing Pouchitis and chocked up prior symptoms of it to just some poor food intake on occasion. This difference that drew me to seek some input from my Dr was the excruciating pain while having a BM and major increase in BM to the tune of about 20 times yesterday, thought I was back to my old UC days. Typically 6 to 8 times per day is my routine with the pouch. Add in some abdominal pain and substantial gas buildup, I felt this was definitely a new experience not to mention major allergies at the moment. I have been prescribed Ciprofloxacin 500mg / 2x per day. My biggest concern after readIng many of the posts is the amount and length of time antibiotics are being used. Taking Lomotil daily as well as Metamucil have been a major part of my routine, not looking forward to adding an antibiotic for extended periods and hope this batch will get me back on track. I am definitely looking forward to reading more and applying some of the remedies that I others are having some success with.