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11-02-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
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Overusing antibiotics?


I've got a perianal fistula (had it off and on for 14 years now). In the past, a quick course of antibiotics (Cipro and Flagyl) really helped to clear it up, sometimes for a relatively long time.

However, this year it's come back and has been really hard to get rid of. I've been on the antibiotics twice in the last 6 months and I've only seen a little improvement while I'm on them, and then as soon as the course is done the fistula is as active as ever within a week or so. I'm also on 6MP and Cimzia right now, and nothing seems to be budging the fistula. My doctor wants to put me back on antibiotics, but I feel like they're just not working anymore. I also can't stand the taste of the Flagyl, so part of me just doesn't want to do that again, but I also think they've lost their response. Anyone have any thoughts?


27 years old, Crohn's since I was 16 or 17.
11-02-2017, 11:08 AM   #2
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Have they tried antibiotics by iv? You might need something stronger than by mouth

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