I had a blocked tear duct and it got infected with MRSA, so I ended up with 2 surgeries and 5 weeks on antibiotics! (Cipro for one week and Bactrim for 4 weeks) I was really worried about my UC flaring up, but I've had no problems. (I'm actually feeling better than ever on that front!) On the suggestion of my GI, I have been taking Florastor while on the antibiotics. It's expensive, but I think I'll continue on it.
Just thought I'd share since it seems like many of us get concerned when we have to take antibiotics.
Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2008
6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit