So, it turns out I do have an infection which explains why I’ve not been getting any better. I’m being put on antibiotics to treat it so hopefully things will start to improve soon. When I spoke to him yesterday, my GI said the infection was being caused by both the prednisolone and the co-trimoxazole so I’m now having to rapidly tapper the steroids so I can stop them safely, and I’ve already stopped the co-trimoxazole which he also advised to do. I’ll be starting the antibiotics this evening so I’m really hoping they start to work quickly because I’ve got to work all weekend and could use a break from my explosive gut.
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WhatCanIEat blog. My experience living with Ulcerative Colitis, a stoma and a j-pouch. IBD (UC) warrior since 2016, end ileostomy formed April 2017, j-pouch & loop-ileostomy formed June 2018, stoma closed March 2019, loop ileostomy re-opened August 2019 due to pouch failure. View all posts by severinedarkora