It has been a while since I have posted, and I hope that everyone is okay. I also appreciate all of the support this forum has kindly offered me over the last 4 years. I had my JPouch construction finished two years ago and I have been suffering from recurring Pouchitis the entire time my pouch has been alive. I have taken Metronidazole for about 18 months (I am allergic to Cipro). Now I am getting side effects from the Metronidazole. Does anyone have other Pouchitis treatment antibiotics or medications that you can recommend? Also, I am seriously considering removing the pouch and going with the bag, does anyone have advice on that big step?. I am just tired of running after meditation and feeling yucky. I never minded the bag. I certainly wished I had chosen it from the jump.