I’m not sure antibiotics work on cuffitis. Most of the time they use rectals like suppositories, foams or enemas.
When I would start a new antibiotic combination it would put me on the floor for a day or two and then my body would adjust.
There are other antibiotics that you can try but I’d try the rectal stuff first and maybe a different antibiotic like Augmentin.
Also, remember that messing with antibiotics can cause c.diff. At some point you might want to get tested for it when you go off of the antibiotics.
I’m doing really well on a biological for my pouchitis but cuffitis is even easier to treat so let’s hope that you can knock it out with some rectals. Dealing with all of this stuff takes time and a lot of patience.
KS1905 OMG I feel like such an idiot he prescribed Salofalk suppositories nightly after my scope.
I totally forgot all about
them the reason was the two antibiotics were already working by the time I had my scope 5 days later. My boyfriend that evening filled the prescript
ion along with addition antibiotics if I needed and I forgot all about
the suppositories in the bag. I was feeling fantastic so I never gave it any thought till the pain started back yesterday and today it was completely back to before starting the 2 meds. And of course after reading your advise to take enemas or suppositories I ran over to the bag I received that night and there they were... Ok lets blame it on the cold cold weather - 25 will do that to anyone.
Seriously thank you all for reading my post and helping me get through this mess.
Off I go now to try one not looking forward to it since my back door has been used way too often today ( yes that sounds bad lol ) but I know you all understand what I am taking about
47 year old female mother of 4
UC since 1993 remission off and on
The last flare-up was 2008 till 2009 then remission till June 2017
Hospitalized November for 5 weeks removed my colon Dec 12
Anemia 4 blood transfusions in those 5 weeks.
prednisone, asacol, pentasa,encort enemas, steriod enemas, hurmia all failed
Proctitis Jan 2018
March 19 2nd surgery J pouch
Next surgery late Aug 8 takedown