I thought antibiotics could be bad for UC? When all this started for me, I was having very mild pain and blood. My GP thought it was diverticulitis so he gave me an antibiotic which I swear made me worse. about a month ago when I was flaring, my GI checked me for infection and found none. I don't know enough about the triple therapy.
They can make some people worse but help others. I was being treated for Lymes disease at one time and they put me on Doxycycline. I was also in a flare and my UC symptoms went away the entire time I was on it. It wasn't something I was willing to stay on long term though because it just didn't seem right to me to be on antibiotics indefinately. Plus my doctor didn't recommend it at the time. I think now they are looking more into it as a treatment.
DX UC in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 7/28/2012 8:31:10 AM (GMT-6)