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lenie
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/15/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again....I'm eight days out of a flare and doing pretty good.  I'm tapering my meds,  SLOWLY, like you said to do and so far so good. I just developed a urinary tract infection and I'm on Macrobid for it.  Antibiotics and me don't get along real well.  I've had c-diff from too much antibiotics 3 years ago after a bout of salmonella.  Anyway to keep things from flaring up again what should I be taking to keep things quiet in my colon.   Any help would be appreciated.   
Meds:  Asacol 2 tablets 3x a day
Entocort 3 capsules for a week when flaring
Canasa when flaring
Xanax for anxiety


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 3/15/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
It looks like you're not taking any probiotic. Most of us take this all the time, and double up on it when on antibiotics. It will help replace the good bacteria the antibiotic kills. A lot of people here use Culturelle, and I think you should be able to get it at your local pharmacy.

MicroBid specifically targets E. Coli in the urinary tract, so possibly it won't be as harmful as other antibiotics. But take the probiotics anyway, they can only help. Be sure you take them at least two hours after your last dose of MicroBid and three hours before the next dose.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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NMcP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/15/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I get a bladder infection every few years. I have gone thru a myriad of antibiotics. Cipro worked the best, but I had a rebound infection when it went away. And I always got that nasty yeast infection. Then I went to a urologist and he put me on Macrobid. Man, the difference was like night and day! It didn't bug me at all. The only thing it did was make my pee more yellow. But sometimes I would take those funky orange pills (azodine?) and that did a worse number on my pee. It would even stain the toidy.

I wouldn't worry too much abotu the Macrobid. But like everyone has already said, it wouldn't hurt to add some probiotics to the mix.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Lialda 4 pills once a day, Canasa supps as needed
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis
No flares since Jan, 2007


lenie
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 3/15/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information. You guys are always so much help to me. I will pick up the Culturelle today and start taking it. Thanks again.
Meds:  Asacol 2 tablets 3x a day
Entocort 3 capsules for a week when flaring
Canasa when flaring
Xanax for anxiety

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