Well, if the alternative is recurrent UTI's that could lead to a full-blown kidney infection, then yes. I mean, what else can you do? I think that kidney infections are far more serious than the chance that she might get UC due to the antibiotics. Is there any surgical option? I bring this up because we had tubes put in my son's ears in July, because he kept getting ear infections, and I didn't like him being on antibiotics all the time.
I think that overuse of antibiotics is one of the many possible causes of UC, but who really knows.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.