I saw my Doc on Friday. He had me keeping a bm diary and noticed that my bm's were more frequent and I was having more in a day over the last part of January/beginning of February. He thought it might have come on too fast for it to be my colitis, and concluded that it may be a bowel infection. I didn't feel like I had a bowel infection, but who knows right?? He sent me for a stool sample and gave me a script
for flagyl. He told me to start the flagyl after I sent the stool sample, but before I got the results.
It's been 4 days and still don't know if I had a bowel infection, but I feel great! I have also heard that flagyl can do good things for UCer's whether you have a bowel infection or not. Anyone else encounter this?
Meghan - 23 years old
DX: Pancolitis since October 2008
Current Treament: Asacol (3 pills 4 times daily)
Natural Treatment: Low Residue/Low Fiber Diet, Daily Multi-Vitamins, Natural Factors Protec Probiotics, Activia Yogurt, Chamomile Tea
Previous Treatment: Prednisone (40 mg - 5 week taper), Entocort Enemas, Buscopan
Status: Mild Flare