I personally feel mine is related to antibiotic overuse too. For 2 - 3 years, non-stop, I took 2 x 800mg tablets per day of Bactrim double strength to treat my acne (which ironically has returned since I stopped the antibiotics). Out of my entire family I am the only one with UC so I know genetics plays no part with my illness. I am now very very careful with taking antibiotics. I used to take antibiotics even for common colds etc but I haven't taken any antibiotics for the last 1 and a half years now. Whenever I need to take antibiotics I am always careful to take it in combination with a very strong probiotic (such as VSL #3).
This is why I believe FBT is proving very successful for some patients because it repopulates the colon with healthy flora. Moreover, countries which used to not have as wide access to antibiotics in the past by now do, due to increasing prosperity (eg. China), are concomittantly also having a simultaneous increase in UC incidence.
Post Edited (MaxMilian) : 8/2/2012 5:39:44 AM (GMT-6)