I don’t like taking medicines, especially antibiotics, and I have not taken any in the last three years, but there were times when I did have to. Things got totally out of control. At that point, you need to just take your losses.
I once tried to just outlast it. It was six weeks of misery and pain, and nothing to show for it. The Pouchitis was as bad in the end as it was in the beginning.
I usually took 500 mg of Flagyl. I find that the namebrand drug in capsules worked better than the generic as it made me less sick. The capsule would actually make it into my stomach before dissolving. My issue with Flagyl is that it makes me sick. I can only take it for a week or so before I feel sick all the time and start throwing up. This is one of the reasons why I had to find an alternative.
I hear a lot of things about people taking VSL#3, yogurt and other probiotics. I tried some probiotics a while back, but found they made little to no difference.
The good news is that I have not needed to take anything for over three years now.