The one time I tried metronizadole, it was so grim I've never really wanted to try antibiotics again.
Metronidazole did not work for me at all.
Are you saying that your biopsies ALSO showed cell changes?
Yep, that's correct.
Maybe the bacterias in question are ones that just aren't on the medical communities radar thus far?
That is my thought. Either that, or it's severe dysbiosys.
Must admit, infectious colitis was my first thought, particularly as you don't mention having blood and mucus - two classic UC symptoms. Perhaps in your case 'UC' was a bacterial issue.
I did have a little blood at the very beginning, but not much, and it went away after a few weeks. I did also have mucous, but more than anything I had an insane amount of bright atomic yellow bile.
I would suspect they didn't test you for everything.....and UC diagnosis is a process of elimination.
They tested me for everything they currently test for, numerous times.
Do you know where your inflammation location was stated on your c-scopes?
I had pancolitis. Severe pancolitis at first.
When is your next scope?
No idea and I don't want to think about
Are you now staying with family members? Sad to hear your life has been turned upside down because of the hurricane. Keep us updated on how you are doing.
Will do! I am holed up in a hotel, lol.
But Canavarel, this is precisely what you've suspected all along. Are you thinking that you might have UC in addition to a bacterial infection----or JUST a bacterial infection?
I guess the two are not mutually exclusive.....
And yes, please stay safe.....sending love and prayers to everyone in Florida!
I think UC is
a bacterial issue. If I had two seperate things going on (UC and bacterial), I would still be having UC symptoms because I am not on any meds at all right now.
I think it's possible that there are two different 'brands' of UC: one bacterial and one autoimmune.
I also think that doctors don't want to even consider the possibility that there is a brand of UC that is bacterial, because A. Throwing an 'autoimmune' diagnosis at it is much easier (and much more profitable), B. They are too lazy to be bothered to get to the bottom of a disease they do not understand, and C. Perhaps most importantly, doctors are in bed with big pharma. These reasons are why my doctor would always wave off my positive reactions to Vanco and Augmentin as 'coincidence,' despite my pleas to investigate it further. He'd rather just pump me up with Remicade. (Which, surprise, didn't work.)
Watch. If I am correct, they will NOT use my case as a wake-up call to investigate the obvious bacterial cause further. It's just too much work for them with too little profit. I will bet you anything they'll just sweep it under the rug as 'an anomaly.'
My symptoms are classic UC and remember that if it was bacterial, it wouldnt follow the upward inflammation and downward healing.
Oh contraire, mine followed the pattern of upward inflammation and downward healing. In fact, this is one of the facts that my doctor used to dismiss my suggestions that it might be bacterial. And yet, here I am.