With every flare do you all go on antibiotics?

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With every flare do you all go on antibotics each and every time? I think stomach issues messes with our emotions and is very depressing! 

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    No i don't go on antibiotics every time I first go two days in fluids only and if the pain etc starts settling down then great if not by the 3 day I then go on antibiotics but I do try and go without .

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    I get fed up as lately it doesn't seem to go away, I do have a Drs appointment in March not sure what he will say.

    They don't always prescribe antibiotics unless you've a temperature etc so I manage without unless given them.

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    My GI nurse said that some of her patients go on a clear liquid diet when they feel it starting and are sometimes able to avoid antibiotics.  
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    If I start to get symptoms I slow my food intake way down and if no improvement, go on the liquid diet. ONly when it becomes bad do I get on antis.
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    If I have a fever, yes.  I have refused to take the Flagyl.  It messes with my whole mental state - I take a large dose of amoxicillin - I think 500Mg.  God bless my doctor as he will prescribe a "just in case" amount and trust me to take it as needed.  I would call him to check in if I get another flare and see what he would like me to do.  I've had several CT scans and would like to try to not get another if I can avoid it.  

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      I had to stop the Flaygy for the exact same reasons I took it for 5 full days and that was all I could take SO I took 10 days of 500mgs of Bactrim.
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      No, not close together but every time I went to hospital, they did a CT - prob once a year.  
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