I received IV cipro/flagyl, and will be finishing up with cipro. I failed mesalamine again two weeks ago, and once I finish the antibiotics will be going back on a long course of steroids for the first time since colectomy (I hate it but I don't know what else to do).
Which steroids are you going back on? Entocort works pretty good for pouches. I use it for strictures. I still get some side-effects from it but nearly as many as Predisone.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cyclosporine -- Twice
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Cimzia, Sulfasalazine, and rotating antibiotics
Future meds: Stelara, currently waiting for my insurance to approve it