Reply to "Sleeping through the night"

Mema, 

I also take antibiotics with Remicade, but unlike you, my Pouch looks good. My instructions when I went on Remicade from my doctor were to reduce antibiotics to the lowest possible dosage. It sounds like you tried to cold turkey it and that’s not a good idea. You should go on a short course of antibiotics and reduce to the lowest possible maintenance dosage which may or may not be none. I have been on Remicade 4 years and rotate cipro and flagyl, augmentin and tinidizole in dosages that are one half or less than when I started Remicade. My scopes have looked much better since I began Remicade albeit with a similar pattern of inflammation at and just above the J Pouch inlet due to backsplash stool. Because of scattered inflammation in the neoterminal ileum I am considered Crohn’s. Usually Remicade works better on Pouch inflammation than inflammation in the ileum.

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