my experience w/cipro.
I took it for two weeks in combination w/steriod enemas and I had drastic improvement. I don't recall any bad side effects. This was in 10/07, I don't know which helped me more.
All drugs have bad side effects, pred for me is the worst, though sulfasalazine gave me kidney disease and I have to take pred for that, so change that.......sulfasalazine is the worst for me personally (and that is one of the 'safer' drugs). It all depends on how your body reacts........mine just has a hypersensitivity.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
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 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.