Hi, thanks everyone for your thoughts. I'm soooo scared of antibiotics now, even though I know I'll have to take them sometimes.
Yes Sherry, I have a UTI as well. I can just leave specimens at my doc so I don't have to wait for an appt and I told the nurse over and over..."I have UC, I want the 'gentlest' antibiotic I can get if I need one. If I don't need one, I don't want one. Please, please tell the doc all this!" I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm nuts...lol He called in Macrobid, which from what I'm reading here and other sites seems to work well. And also tells me that she relayed my message b/c he's always given me bactrim before.
I have to say, it's just so strange, today I feel perfectly fine but my urine smells SO STRONG! That's my main symptom. But the doc would not give out antibiotics if the test didn't show UTI so...
So I suppose I'll take it...I'm nervous! EEEEK! UC-wise this is the best I've felt since dx and I REALLY don't want to screw it up!
Amy, 33, dx with idiopathic colitis July 2009, confirmed UC Sept 2009
Currently: In Remission since April 2010
Asacol 4 pills 2 times daily
Rowasa (slow taper, skipping every 3rd night)
Probiotic: Not taking one now, experimenting