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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/24/2007 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
any one heard of or tried this probiotic? i am going to give this a try: complete probiotics.

it is recommended by dr. mercola. those of you in the natural health circles should know him as he has a very good reputation. check out his website here to learn about probiotics and read about the brand he recommends, complete probiotics:

http://products.mercola.com/probiotics/special/

i alternate almost monthly between primal defense (by GOL) and Th1-s (original medicine). i believe i get a better response from Th1-s. i'm doing an experiment and changing this up to see what happens. i'd appreciate any other probiotic recommendations that any one feels helps and also ones to possibly stay away from.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Stef17
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1811
   Posted 11/24/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would recommend staying away from any probiotic that has FOS as one of its ingredients. FOS is a sugar that is sometimes added to "feed" the good bacteria and keep them in the gut longer. BUT... the FOS is hard to digest and ferments causing A LOT of painful gas.

tinglebell
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 531
   Posted 11/24/2007 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I just went to whole foods today and spent $80.00 on food/supplements. I buy the primadophyllus reutteri in the refridge case but I don't really know if it is doing anything. I am taking it to prevent yeast infections since being on pred.
DIANNE
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 
 


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 11/25/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
i am wary of probiotics that need refrigeration - can you ensure that they survive the transport? also they dont lend themselves to travel if you are out and about for several days at a time.

i have heard of vsl#3. from what i've read it gets good results and those of whom i've spoken to about it who are on it swear they notice a difference.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 11/26/2007 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck crazy harry and keep us posted! I love that you keep researching stuff and are willing to try it out. You're drive gives me inspiration...

~Jessica
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 11/26/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't be wary of refridgerated probiotics Harry...I do quite well with the one I use called primadophilus reuteri.

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

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