Probiotics and LOCATION of Crohn's

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Kittikatt
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 5/7/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know if it's better to take certain Probiotics depending on where your Crohn's is located?  For example, my Crohn's is mostly loccated in my large intestine.  I have 2 different probiotics in my medicine cabinet that I've yet to use:
 
*One of them was given to me by my pharmacist and it has LACTOBACILLUS GG
*The other one was given to me by my GI and it has BIFIDOCACTERIUM INFANTIS 
 
And I know there's lots of other "live bacteria" names like that...I just don't understand the difference in them all.  Would some of those "live bacteria" be better to take than others depending on the location of the Crohn's or do they just all work the same?
 
Anyone have any thoughts?
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


Crohn'snme
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 734
   Posted 5/7/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure, but I told my GI I was going to start Probiotics and he said it couldn't hurt. I use kyo PROBIOTICS because I'm lactose introlerant. I think they are helping, don't feel like it's hurting anyway.

pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 5/7/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know but what I do know is that I do well with the primadophilus reuteri (even just one a day which is what's recommended) and my CD is also in my large bowel aka: colon.

The primadophilus does state that it has guaranteed intestinal release...works better for me than others that I've tried.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Blossom
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 5/12/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kittikatt,

I too have Crohn's, but it's located in my terminal ileum.  From the research I've done, I don't think there's a specific probiotic for a specific area of the bowel.  There are so many different types and strains of probiotics out there, and it can get very confusing. 

However, it is my belief that Bifidobacterium Infantis is more helpful than Lactobacillus.  When I asked my gastro about any benefits of taking probiotics such as Lactobacillus, he instead gave me samples with Bifidobacterium Infantis.  I don't think that probiotics have been PROVEN to help, but they MAY be helpful.  I would suggest looking for capsules at your local drug store (supplements section) or health food store, and reading the ingredients to ensure its content.  Good luck!


53 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for 8 yrs, but finally accepted diagnosis when it was confirmed Feb. 2008.
 
Allergic to Pentasa and Entocort.  Will go on 6-MP in a few months.


Kittikatt
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 5/12/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys - I wonder how long it takes for a probiotic (like any medication) to "start working"? Anyone have any thoughts on that? Since I have 2 different brands, I might try the first one, then the 2nd one and see if I can tell a difference in the 2. I want to try that primadophilus reuteri (Nature's Way?) sometime, too. But how long should I give each a try to see if it SEEMS to help, I wonder?
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


Blossom
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 5/12/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kittikatt,

According to the pamphlet that came with my sample probiotics that the gastro. gave me, by 7-8 weeks the body should be experiencing the full beneifts.  Of course, you'll need to continue taking probiotics if you decide that it's helping.

Hope this helps.


53 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for 8 yrs, but finally accepted diagnosis when it was confirmed Feb. 2008.
 
Allergic to Pentasa and Entocort.  Will go on 6-MP in a few months.


pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 5/12/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Well for me I noticed improvements with the primadophilus reuteri made by natures way within a couple of days...I had less BM's and at the time they seemed to be all within the first couple of hours of waking up.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:25 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,733,393 posts in 301,111 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151251 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Danann.
228 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Girlie


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer