So, my GI prescribed me Rifaximin. Do GI's ever prescribe antibiotics specifically for UC? He said that in clinical trials, 50% of UC patients had improvement and the other 50% did not. The information that came w/ the it said "It works by stopping growth of bacteria." But it also said "Rifaximin should not be used if you have a fever or bloody diarrhea." Well, I'm not really having diarrhea--I have urgency in the morning but the stools aren't that loose and they sometimes have blood.
I was so excited that I didn't have to take prednisone, but now I'm a bit worried about
Rifaximin has got me out of a flare twice in the past and I was having bloody diarreah. It seems to really help some people and not others.
Your luck to have a Dr. that will prescribe it. I had to go to great lengths to obtain my supply.
6MP, Asacol, Rowasa
VSL#3, Florastor (Saccharomyces boulardii), Mutaflor(E. Coli Nissle 1917)
TSO (helminthic worm therapy)
Psyllium Seed Powder, Turmeric Extract, Fish Oil, SeaCure
Multivitamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Carnitine, L-Taurine
Ulcerin I and Ulcerin II (ayurveda herbal medication for UC)
Low Dose Naltrexone 4mg