tall girl said...
First- can anyone explain why the antibiotics made me feel better?
Well, if you have an abscess, the antibiotics would certainly give you relief from that. An abscess can indeed be painful. Now that you're off the antibiotics, the abscess may be coming back.Second- How long can you take Cipro?
Sorry, I don't know. But most antibiotics can only be used for a limited time. You don't want to kill off the friendly bacteria, which unfortunately is a side-effect of antibiotics. Taking a probiotic at this time would probably be wise - it will help to restore the friendly bacteria. And yes, you need friendly bacteria, you literally cannot live without it.Third- I am having a resection on June 23rd. Do you think if I ask my GI to put me back on the Cipro for 2 more weeks in till my surgery he will? Is it worth going to see him? Or his he going to tell me I can't take Cipro for more than 10 days?
Perhaps you can get an answer by telephone, without actually having to make an appointment to see him. That's the best I can suggest.
Crohn's since 1988