Antibiotic Advise

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/29/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have developed a urinary tract infection.  I've been trying to use a couple of the home remedies...i.e. alka-seltzer (or baking soda) and cranberry juice.  So far, no success.  We leave on vacation in a week and I don't want to wait and run the chance of having to leave with this.  So...I'm sure my doctor will prescribe an antibiotic.  What antibiotic seems to be best tolerated?  I am just now coming off a 3 month stretch of being on prednisone (I had a pretty severe flare in March) and don't want to cause any more uproar in my digestive system than necessary.  I take probiotics and will up that a little to counteract the antibiotics. 
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Ulcerative Pancolitis diagnosed in 2000
Colazal (6-9 daily)
Off and On Prednisone
Rowasa When Needed
Most Recent Flare: May, 2007
Probiotics - Reuteri

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 5/29/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was on doxycycline for Lyme's disease, I doubled up on my probiotics and didn't have a problem with my UC.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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