I had takedown in May and was doing really well until last week, when I started having symptoms of pouchitis (more frequency, urgency, lots of gas, tired, low fever, etc.) My doctor put me on Cipro (he gave me a choice between that and Flagyl, but I've never taken either and knew nothing about them.) Today I picked up my prescription and there was a whole packet specifically about Cipro in the bag for me... it had all this stuff about possible- scary- side effects. Tendon rupture?! Seizures and other neurological symptoms that can happen after just one dose?! Despite how surprised I was to read this, I bucked up and took my first dose (having the urgent need to go the bathroom while reading it also convinced me to just take the drug so I can feel better.) I'm just wondering how common all of these things really are? Also, it said something about not taking any other drugs that have caffeine in them while on Cipro; does this mean no coffee or other caffeinated drinks? Not that big a deal, just wondering.