Just curious if anyone has used EGCg (Green tea extract) for pouchitis.  I have been battling pouchitis since my surgery.  I get put on cipro and flagyl and I'll feel fine for a week or two and then get pouchitis again.  It's a vicious cycle.  I went to the doctor the other day and he told me to take EGCg and in 2 weeks if there's no improvement then I go back on cipro. I was wondering if there's anyone out there that has tried this and did it work?

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This treatment was recommended to me by Dr. Shen although I haven't taken it long enough to discuss its effectiveness. 

Sounds like a small group of 9 patients tried this therapy to come off of antibiotics. 7 reported improvements.  5 reported that they no longer needed antibiotics. 2 reported no benefit.

I'm also curious if anybody else has tried this therapy. 

Hi friends

dr Shen told me to start on NOW brand 400 mg of Egcg green tea extract daily for one month to see if my symptoms remit. I have chronic pouchitis and we are contemplating Entivio next. Has anyone had success with the egcg? Please tell me there is hope I just don’t want to start a biologic 

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