Others have reported that their UC emerged after using antibiotics. It's important to note that whether it was antibiotics, quitting smoking, or any other coincidental incident, one has to have a genetic predisposition to developing UC. While your daughter's UC may have been kicked into gear with the use of the antibiotic, she would have developed UC anyway. I used antibiotics frequently as a teen and in my twenties. However, the use of antibiotics did not trigger my UC. I think you can drive yourself literally crazy trying to figure this disease out!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free