I have been taking Cipro on and off for three years, I appear to be becoming sensitized to the drug as I cannot manage more than ten days without a break. My recent internal inspection found a few ulcers and a polyp really high up in the pouch. me new specialist is deciding if I should be offered a new drug. it is an auto immune system moderator it appears that my problems are immune system related.
I also have recently started Suffering from Lichen Planus. My Mum Had Lupus Her Mum had it and my grandfather had Rheumatoid arthritis. My brother at the age of 70 has suddenly got Colitis.
On considering how Cipro helps Pouchitis. I considered that the drug reduces the internal flora in the pouch this then backs off the inflammatory effect of the immune system, that in my case and possibly many others sees the friendly bacteria as unfriendly, thus creating the pouchitis by becoming active in the pouch. This can be observed by how Cipro can improve pouchitis in just 24 hours.
The problem being that friendly flora is needed in the pouch so after 10 days or so I get really bad loose urgency to visit the lavatory. Has anyone else been offers such a drug or maybe using an immune system moderator, other than Steroids.