Taking antibiotics and having UC makes sense to me. I believe(from my own experience) that Chron's Disease and UC are caused by an overgrowth of bad bacteria. The antibiotics destroy the bacteria, and hence rid the problem temporarily. Unfortunately, our high sugar diets feed that bacteria and the vicious cycle begins all over again.
If i were taking antibiotics to clear this problem up, I would supplement it with a good probiotic to replace the normal flora that also is destroyed during an antibiotic regimen. Then I would change my diet!
Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lossed so many years to this disease.
Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! Currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I'm in remission and life is like it always should have been.