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IBSGOAWAY
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey friends, I have been taking Align for almost a month and from my understanding if it was going to work, I would be seeing results by now.  I have about five days left and I have not once had consistent results from it.  If anything, I'm constipated more often than not if I am eating a reasonable diet.  The only way I can get myself to go is by eating a fairly large (often bad for me) lunch and then I go after that.  I'm thinking Align has failed me, but I would like imput.  It is supposed to be this wonderful relatively new Probiotic.  I have taken probiotics before, usually with the result of going alot more than normal.  Oddly, this one seemed to do the opposite.  Considering constipation is one of my chief concerns, I am very disappointed.  I know some people have mentioned that it may take two months to see the full affects of a probiotic, but I would think my symptoms should have improved some.  Does anyone have any advice on this?

Mitzo
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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I can relate. I have relentless IBS-D and have spent months on Align, no help. Then Culturelle, no help. Then VSL#3, no help. Probiotics do not solve my issues.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


IBSGOAWAY
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   Posted 8/2/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying...I think I agree.  I'm trying to decide whether to try prebiotics.  Huh...such hard decisions.
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stilltiredofit51
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   

I can tell you my experience with Align. I have had IBS-D for 27 years.  I tried Align, completing 2 weeks of it.  Within 12 days, I had (keeping record) 27 spells with my stomach.  I told myself, although I had IBS-D really bad; that maybe it will take awhile to help.  I was wrong and got discouraged one night. I emailed the company and told them what had happened while taking their product.  They were shocked that it did that to me and suggested that I stop taking Align and save any other remaining pills.  They sent my problem to the Health and Safety Department.  Of course, this might not happen to eeryone; but that is what I experienced. I am now taking Caltrate for Bone and Colon Heath. 600+D plus with minerals, calcium supplement. I don't want to jinx myself, but I have improved some. Thanks to the person that had suggested it to me.

Good luck.



TripleKiss
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I gave Align 2 months to work.  Unfortunately it didn't help so I am on to try new things.  With these problems it is all trial and error!  But hang in there... if one thing doesn't work, try something else- eventually something will help! :)

DX: UC (Proctitis) January 2009 (age 24)
Status: Currently in flare since Aug 2008 without remission
Medications: Align (probiotic), Cortisone Enema, Lialda, Prednisone (tapering), Flagyl, Cipro, Canasa, anticipating Dipentum after round of Prednisone,
Testing the spinach & sunflower diet (so far so good!), and researching coconut oil 
 


Mitzo
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
The Caltrate helps me too - formed stools etc. I am on a system of an iron supplement daily, 4 caltrates daily, and it all seems to have helped a lot. I also take an Imodium now and then every several days. All the $$ spent on probiotics before seems to have been misspent.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 

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