I “think” pouchitis is more common the first year after takedown.
So the antibiotics do two thinks, first, it treats the pouchitis and second, it kills much of the bacteria in your stool. The bacteria is a bulkener to your stool so if you kill of the bacteria then you’ll have less output. I hope that makes sense. So even if you are going less often it may be masking the fact that you still have pouchitis. I’d stick with it for 7-10 days just so everything is beat back.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226