First off welcome to HW. One thing that I will advise is that you take some type of maintainence meds at all time. You will need to keep the disease under control always, as you have to remember that this is a chronic and incurable bowel disease. And the best way to keep yourself healthy is one to modify your diet, and two take maintaince meds. You should ALWAYS consider them as complimentary of eachother. Diet alone (IMHO) is not enough. I learned that lesson the hard way, and wouldn't want you to suffer the mistakes I did. Because I just didn't like having to take pills at the time, I didn't. What happened is that I wound up having to have major surgery. So just remember, always take your meds. Hope the docs get you feeling better soon. But remember just because you start feeling better doesn't mean you can stop your meds, okay.
Also, as for the Cipro this is a antibiotic that is prescribed frequently for Crohns infections. I recently did a 10 day course for a small intestine bacterial overgrowth, and it knocked it right out for me. You should also look into Probiotics at your local health food store. These help to keep the bacterial levels in your intestines even. We tend to have a bacterial imbalance in our digestive tracts. I take one called Primadolphilis Reuteri by Nature's Way. You can find it in the refrigerated section at your local healthfood store. I pay about
$8-$9 a month for 30 caplets, that you only take 1 a day. Also you might want to get your Vitamin D checked, as we tend to be low. Also see about
getting your Vit B12 checked as many of us are low on that too.
I hope this all helps a little and again welcome to HW.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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