I have been dealing with both infections for many years. Usually my treatment is an antibiotic with rectal steroid suppository. The infections go into remission for a few months and then return. This time the infections' progress was very fast and the pain level jumped to a 7 in a matter of days so I am taking an oral steroid as well as Cipro and the suppositories. I rotate antibiotics to avoid antibiotic resistance. Is there anything else I should do? Have any of you taken an oral steroid with your usual treatment?