Probiotic experts needed!

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay so my doctor "prescribed" Lactinex. The nurse told me on the phone to take 2 tablets, 3 times a day. She said she was also calling this in the my pharmacy, even though she knew it was OTC. Just so that they could help me find it.
Well she called it in as Lactinex Granules, not the tablets she told me on the phone. I've called her back for clarification, had to leave a message. Is one better then the other? Anyone have any experience with Lactinex? I'm such a newbie when it comes to probiotics, so any help is much appreciated.
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 10/5/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
No, sorry I've never heard of it....I use primadophilus reuteri made by natures way, make sure you post to let us know how you're doing with it.

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

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 210
   Posted 10/5/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
those are good: lactobacillus bulgaricus, streptococcus thermophilus as a minimum. If you find lactobacillus acidophilus it's an extra plus. But I will say: the best bacterium have to be this one: lactobacillus casei. I think it's the same bacterium as lactobacillus rhamnosus casei. You have to google those to find out. Here you can read why:
and this side tells you about lactobacillus casei:

Read the part about probiotics and TNF - that is really interesting!
Good luck, from Ingrid
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo.
Use home made scd yoghurt containing a lot of probiotics - a benefit for the intestines. I don't use white sugar. No yeast in glutenfree, homemade breads.

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