antibiotic combination therapy

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DanthaMan
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   Posted 10/9/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Question for krazygirl. What where your symptoms before and during the therapy? Also why did you continue it after the two weeks, and for how long?

The blood is gone, but the bms are still the same for me. Watery, yellowish color. Frequency has gone done as well, from 12 to about 8. Thanks

Delarge
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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a bump for further inquisition.

DanthaMan, when did you initiate antibiotic therapy?

DanthaMan
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   Posted 10/9/2007 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I started Friday.

DanthaMan
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   Posted 10/10/2007 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
BIZUMP.
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kazygirl
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
hey danthaman...  sorry for the late response. had a colonoscopy yesterday.
 
before the therapy, i had blood and diarrhea everytime i went and i went like 13+ times a day.  lots of pain and cramping. no fun at all.
 
then i went on the antibiotic combo therapy for 2 weeks and during that 2 weeks had no colitis symptoms.  just watery diarrhea which they say is from the antibiotics.  ??
 
when i finished the 2 week round, the colitis came back.
 
so i asked to do a second round cuz i was convinced it would work. 
 
during second round i had colitis symptoms as well as antibiotic side effects - nauseas, tummy ache, diarrhea, unwell feeling...
 
but the 14th day i was better. no more colitis symptoms for me for another 2 weeks.
normal bm's, semi formed, no blood, no pain, and only went once a day.  amazing! 
 
then i went and had some red wine and a whole heap of almonds one night and the next day there was blood.  sad
 
my colonoscopy said that i have severe colitis on left side, (descending, sigmoid, rectum) and mild colitis throughout the rest of my colon. 
 
so i have no idea now if the therapy worked. it seemed like it did and i was in bliss for 2 weeks.  but not anymore.  lots of blood and pain and i really could just hit someone (lol).
no explaination for the 2 weeks of no symptoms.  cuz the severity of my colitis at the moment suggests that it is not a new flare.  so who knows. 
 
my dr. wants to start me on imuran but i am afraid as i was planning on getting pregnant in a few months.  so i am freakin out a little bit. not sure if i should try it or not.  do you know anything about imuran?
 
and good luck, i hope your symptoms improve.  how many days have you been on the therapy? 

DanthaMan
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   Posted 10/11/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on the antibiotics for 6 days now. All I am having is water D as well, with only random spots of blood.

When I was in the hospital 2 years ago, the doc gave me a weeks worth of antibiotics. Following the week of antibiotics I had almost no colitis symptoms and was feeling great, but it slowly came back. Maybe you should try some good probiotics, I am taking them in between my antibiotics. It sounds like once we are off of the antibiotics we need to give our bodies a chance to heal the ulcers first.? who knows, sorry to hear its come back.

Harpo
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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I find most ALL treatments work for me... For 2 weeks.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin


Gargamel
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   Posted 10/11/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
In your opinion is this treatment worth trying?

I am going to see my GI in a couple of weeks so I might ask him to put me on these medication as well.

G

Delarge
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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, that's very disappointing news krazygirl. Good luck.

kazygirl
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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
in my opinion (and i hope no one takes that the wrong way) i think it is worth trying as i know that it has worked for people.
ask your doctor and see what he/she thinks...

you might be a lucky one and have a successful outcome.

Gargamel
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   Posted 10/18/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Just thought I'd let you know that I am now starting Antibiotic Combination Therapy today.

Will let you know how it goes...

Regards,


G

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   Posted 10/18/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Gargamel!
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Probiotic
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   Posted 10/18/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Just jumping into this interesting thread-- sorry if I am ignorant of any older threads (initial search came up dry). I do recall once when I took Cipro for an infection I developed on an injured elbow, once, the UC seemed to dampen significantly for several weeks incl a little bit after the 10-day course. I have been lurking on the j-pouch forum and see it is very commonly used for chronic pouchitis, with many people using it indefinitely (a bit scary to say the least but it seems almost standard therapy for many with pouchitis). Just wondering if, for antibiotic therapy to work, maybe it has to be very long term? I certainly agree about pounding down the probiotics in between doses.

I'd imagine it's hard to find a GI who will prescribe it unless one's dx is crohn's and not UC? I believe officially it has only shown efficacy for CD.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (mainly Primal Defense)
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