Sorry to see this post so late; I am currently traveling through Colorado.
I have had pouchitis once in 9 years and it was last year. After reading about it for so many years I knew exactly what it was when I started experiencing symptoms. I had abdominal cramping (which I never get), increased frequency, and feelings of malaise. I was prescribed Cipro over the phone by my surgeon and started feeling better within 24 hours. The only thing I don't like about Cipro is the hangover after the 10 day treatment. If I get it again I am going to request Flagyl which I like better as an antibiotic.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free