Good probiotics I can buy in a drugstore?

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onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone get there probiotics in a drugstore such as Walgreens?

Im almost out and am wondering if there is a good (different) brand that I can purchase close to my home rather than order over the internet. I currently take Garden of Life: Primal Defense, which GNC doesnt carry anymore and The closest Vitamin Shoppe to me is a 25 min. drive.

Any suggestions would be great...even to tide me over.
Thanks.
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


suebear
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   Posted 5/21/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Culturelle is one of the few probiotics that has research behind it. It is commonly available in most drugstores and does not need refrigeration.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


kops2da
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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   

I have good luck with Align - worth trying!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


sweetmelody
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 5/21/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I second Elaine... I love Align.
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 20mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


Shadam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 307
   Posted 5/21/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard Align is good but it is VERY expensive! 
 
I think it's like $29 for a 28 day supply...
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - started 5/04/09
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3  
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Sunflower Seed & Spinach Diet - Started 4/26/09


kops2da
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, about $1 a day but well worth it to me.  I have not priced any other.  I got samples from my doctor and liked it so well I just buy it.  I get it on ebay - some good deals there. Just try it first and if it works for you - check buying in bulk at ebay.  I got enough for 4 months at once a lot cheaper.  By the way, I tried Primal Defense and could not take it - caused too much gas which never went away.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 199
   Posted 5/21/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for these suggestions. I will look to see what I can find.
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


Mommy pooh
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 5/21/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Digestive Advantage Sustenex. I haven't noticed any difference. When I started taking it, I was in remission and am now having some "flare type" days every few days. Just thought I'd try something since so many people on here talk about probiotics and I don't really like to eat yogurt.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Digestive Advantage Sustenex, Maxalt when I get a migraine, Zanaflex to prevent migraines, and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 

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