I would be careful with Flagyl. I think its what started my UC for the first time...I was on it for a vaginal infection and thats when the blood and mucous and diarrhea started for the first time. I thought it was the antibiotics just putting my bowels out of balance, but things kept getting worse and worse, until my actual diagnosis. I also know that some GI docs will actually use Flagyl to treat some flares. The GI doc oncall while I was in the hospital put me on IV flagyl, but my GI came in a few days later and took me off it. hmmm...interesting when they don't see eye to eye. I do know that I used the suppository kind tho before without problems. HOpe all goes well!!
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.