Posted 3/4/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)
I ws only on Cipro when I got sick while on azathioprine.


12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran

Posted 3/4/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -6)
I was in a huge flare and GI gave me cipro and enema's about the same time not sure which helped me but it was a jumpstart toward my remission. I think someone told me to make sure I ate yogurt (to ward off possible yeast infection, can't recall for sure though).
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

Posted 3/4/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)
Its definitely not a "flare" flare. I've just been off for a month or so. Hopefully it will work without making me worse.
Sam
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

Posted 3/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)
Cipro has a side effect of constipation for some people. That might be part of the rationale behind it.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)

Posted 3/5/2008 4:12 AM (GMT -6)
I just had both a couple of doses of Cipro and Flagyl in my IV last week while I was in the hospital. Haven't seen the doctor again since being released to fully understand why I had both, but I am feeling better since then (and have started prednisone since then).
Diagnosed UC - 1993
32 year old female

Current Meds:
Prednisone - 60 mgs
Soon to start 6-MP...
Colazal (3 pills three times a day)
Probiotic, Folic Acid, Lysine

Posted 3/5/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)
I got c-diff from Cipro. Please be sure to take a good probiotic -- and even more often than usual.

Mitz
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri

Posted 3/5/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)
Great...now I'm freaked out!! I didn't even think my UC was acting up. I figured it was stress or dairy...
Sam
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

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