Posted 2/27/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)
Please also ask your physician to do a test to check to see if you have a Clostridium difficile infection. People who take antibiotics may sometimes have a superinfection by this bacterium which can cause severe diarrhea (making it seem like a flare). This happens a lot with penicillin type antibiotics such as what you've taken. It may not necessarily be a UC flare only. Hope you feel better soon.
15 cm left sided colitis
Currently on Cortenema and Lialda since Feb '08
Lialda has been amazing!

Posted 2/27/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -6)
Look my medical history under, highly suspicious, Abx caused my proctitis. How much Culturelle can help you?

This is a copy from a Stomach or intestinal disease, history of (especially colitis, including colitis caused by antibiotics)—Patients with a history of stomach or intestinal disease may be more likely to develop colitis while taking penicillins and beta-lactamase inhibitors.

I Wish I Wish I Wish I knew this before I took Augmentin.

Post Edited (NIcepeter) : 2/27/2008 1:02:03 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 2/29/2008 3:10 AM (GMT -6)
I started talking Culturelle a couple days ago and I have noticed drastic improvements. Things feel like they're more controlable and my stomach is making less noises. Thanks for the tips. I also noticed that my cold started to go away since I started taking Culturelle. Wonder if that's not just a coincidence.
21 yrs. old. Diagnosed with UC about a little less than a year ago in '07. Put on Prednisone, Hyoscamine (as needed for stomach cramping), 4 fish oil pills a day and 2 Lialda pills. Have since stopped use of Prednisone and continued use of 4 fish oils, Hyoscamine (as needed), and 2 Lialda each day.

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