I actually was originally diagnosed with UC back in 92, but a Prometheus test they did a couple of years ago came back positive for some Crohn's markers, I have had patchy inflammation in the past and I respond well to antibiotics. So, as of my last appointment my doctor said "if we are calling this Crohn's....", but my diagnosis hasn't officially been changed. I had previously been on Xifaxan which worked great at first, but after 5 months it wasn't affective as it originally had been. At this appointment he put me on Augmentin. I have been on it for 3 days and my pain has mostly subsided and BM's are down to 3-4 a day, so far so good. Has anyone ever been prescribed Augmentin for Crohn's? What has been your experience? If this doesn't work he mentioned an antibiotic with Sulfa, I'm assuming Bactrim. I don't wish to go on Remicade or Humira at this time and he is more than willing to work with me to avoid this. I have had constant flares (or maybe never got fully got over the flare) for 3 years and have been on prednisone off and on, and cannot get off steriods without flaring at this time. The flares have been on the mild side (10ish BM's, pain at night and morning, no blood, no appetite, low energy, have had eye inflammation in the past but not recently, some joint pain, colon only).
He mentioned clinical trials if antibiotics don't work, so I still have some options before I go on the "big guns".
Thanks for your time,
Post Edited (nhmas) : 3/28/2008 4:20:04 AM (GMT-6)