Remicade and Methotrexate can both suppress your immune system and could be contributing to your problem. The other possibility is that you have a drug-resistant strain of bacteria. With the overuse of antibiotics that has occurred in the past 30 years, this is becoming more and more of a problem. If the Cipro isn't clearing it completely, it will just come back when you finish the abx. You might ask your doctor about
a longer course of Cipro or about
trying a different antibiotic.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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