The antibiotics could well be your problem. They kill off the "good" bacteria in your colon, which then paves the way for overgrowth of bad bacteria. I don't know much about
ischemic or contagious colitis, but those of us with UC take probiotics on a daily basis. They are formulations of "good" bacteria to re-colonize the colon and keep the bad bacteria at bay. Some of the preparations a lot of us use are VSL#3, Culturelle and Primadophilus Reuteri. You can also check with your pharmacy or local health store. Be sure to take the probiotics at least 2 hours after and 4 hours before any dose of antibiotics, or the antibiotics will kill them.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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