For years, every October, I seem to have a nasty bout of pouchitus. This year seems no different other than it started at the end of Sept. I started on a dose of Cipro which normally knocks it out in a day. It hasn't been working, so I went to the doctors yesterday while still taking Cipro along with fiber and Immodium. My general practitioner physician (actually his nurse that saw me) said that sometimes you need to take it together with Flagyl. Flagyl has never helped me in the past, but I figured I would try whatever if it could get me to feeling better.
Admittedly, its only been a day so far, but I am not seeing any difference being on Cipro and Flagyl as opposed to just Cipro. Still cramping and diarrhea.
What is the next step of treatment if Cipro (and Flagyl ) is not working? Anxious to get to feeling better and hoping that this doesn't send me to another hospital stay like it often seems to (when I didn't get treatment with Cipro).
Any thoughts or guidance would be greatly appreciated.