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CMCD
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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 3/21/2013 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
So my Dr. wants me off the Align and start taking VSL #3  DS 2x a day....I just ordered some from Amazon, but it won't get here until March 26.  Do any drug stores, health food stores carry this?  I'd like to start tonight if possible.
 
Thanks.
Very new member here - Diagnosed 2/18/13 with UC, after months of tests

ankylosing spondylitis, tested positive in 2011 for the HLA-B27 gene

45 year old woman - CT, USA

Mesalamine (Lialda), 1.2g 4 pills once a day
Donnatal - 2x a day
Pred 40 mg. - tapering now...
Vancomycin

Align
Prilosic

Dr, just took me off (for now):
Canasa Suppositories 1000mg. at night
Hydrocortisone

katarzyna
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Date Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts : 336
   Posted 3/21/2013 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CMCD,

I have tried Align and it's great for normal people but I think people with UC need higher doses to fight all the crap in our colon (no pun intended). I'm actually thinking about seeing a new GI and inquiring about VSL#3 DS because a lot of people have mentioned good things about it here.

You can always call your local drug stores and ask them. That would be the quickest and easiest way IMO.
Currently in "remission"; no pain, D, mucous, etc. 21 year old female diagnosed with UC August 2011.
Asacol EC 400mg, Centrum multivitamin, Iron 65mg.

Diet of mainly vegetables, fruits, fish, and poultry. Minimum ingestion of red meats, oranges, and soda. Distilled water, lemon water, or organic green tea for drinking.

garylouisville
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   Posted 3/21/2013 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
You should order directly from the VSL website. The website also lists stores in your area which sell it. I'm assuming you had a prescription since you aren't supposed to be able to order the DS version without one. Have you checked to see if your insurance covers it? Some do.
 
 
 
Asacol 400mgs 2 pillsX3; VSL#3 112.5mgs 1 pillX2; Prescrip Assist Probiotic 1 pill X 2;Vitamin D3 5000 ius 1 pillX2;Bentyl;DAO;Folic acid

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Michelejc
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   Posted 3/21/2013 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have the DS, see if your insurance will cover it.
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54, female - diagnosed with ulcerated proctitis/mild colitis
Canasa - once a day
Lialda - once a day
VSL#3 DS - 1/2 pack a day
Zocor - 40 mg
Boniva - once a month
Calcium with Vitamin D
Glucosamine
Magnesium
Herbs -
Valerian - when needed for sleep
St. John's Wort, Black Cohosh, ginger

CMCD
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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 3/21/2013 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked the Dr. if I needed a prescription and he said no, that I can order online or check health food/drug stores.... UGH!
Very new member here - Diagnosed 2/18/13 with UC, after months of tests

ankylosing spondylitis, tested positive in 2011 for the HLA-B27 gene

45 year old woman - CT, USA

Mesalamine (Lialda), 1.2g 4 pills once a day
Donnatal - 2x a day
Pred 40 mg. - tapering now...
Vancomycin

Align
Prilosic

Dr, just took me off (for now):
Canasa Suppositories 1000mg. at night
Hydrocortisone

jac91584
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Date Joined Oct 2011
Total Posts : 379
   Posted 3/21/2013 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
VSL #3 ds is by prescription only. Pretty sure what you ordered is either the standard VSL#3packers (450B per) or the capsules 112.5B per capsule. Insurace will cover the DS, mine covers 60 packets a month for 30 bucks. Hope that helps
-Josh-
Currently On: Prednisone 60mg, Humira Once Weekly, VSL#3, Slippery Elm, Calcium, Librax
Failed Meds: Mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa), Balsalazide Disodium, 6-MP, Bentyl
New Med Arrived: Uceris (waiting for doctor to let me start it)
Diet: Paleo (no grains or dairy)

CMCD
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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 3/21/2013 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the head's-up...I just called Dr's. office to ask them to please call into my pharmacy, he goes on vacation tomorrow so hopefully I'll get it. Thanks again.
Very new member here - Diagnosed 2/18/13 with UC, after months of tests

ankylosing spondylitis, tested positive in 2011 for the HLA-B27 gene

45 year old woman - CT, USA

Mesalamine (Lialda), 1.2g 4 pills once a day
Donnatal - 2x a day
Pred 40 mg. - tapering now...
Vancomycin

Align
Prilosic

Dr, just took me off (for now):
Canasa Suppositories 1000mg. at night
Hydrocortisone

therearemiracles
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 2929
   Posted 3/21/2013 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
right DS is only by prescription. Also, I ordered mine from the VSL website, came in two days no extra charge and packaged on ice which it should be. Great service from their website!
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