ive only had a j pouch for 8 weeks and I am already struggling with pouchitis. First episode started 3 days after reversal but wasn’t diagnosed for a while. Had a 10 day course of cipro that cleared things up. However all the symptoms returned 3 days after stopping cipro so started a 14 day course of cipro and metronidazole. This seemed to work for a while but symptoms of frequency, urgency, diarrhoea started to reappear 2 days before the antibiotics even finished! I guess they stopped working already?!
Having pouchoscopy soon as its unusual to get pouchitis so soon after the ileostomy is reversed and to relapse so quickly.
Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone have success with treatments other than antibiotics?
Be grateful for your advice, losing hope already...