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Mary Tzagarakis
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone:

I am feeling better now actually, and I have heard a lot about I went to the GNC store here and purchased the probotics after speaking with my doctor, he thought it couldn't hurt. If anyone has any information on probotics it would be greatly appreciated.

150 m Imuran, 7 mg Predisone (weaning slowly), Atentol

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   Posted 3/21/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking align and they help a lot more than any others I have tried, but you may have to ask your doctor specifically for them. I've never seen them in stores.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I think carries Align.

I'm not currently taking a probiotic. I eat homemade yogurt, and it's already full of acidophilus.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/22/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
i have been taking the probiotoc from dr.mercola's website- not sure if it's or, but it seems to be helping and i can tolerate it very easily (i had a lot of poblems with vsl#3 which a lot of people like).

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 3/22/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I take VSL#3 two pills a day and Primadophilus Reuteri (Nature's Way) 1 pill a day. The VSL#3 is mail-order, but I can buy the other at a local health food store. My doc also had the "might help, shouldn't hurt" attitude.
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying... Enteral Nutrition, Flax Oil, VSL#3, Folic Acid, Vitamin E

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/22/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
VSL3 Is the gold standard, and superb in my opinion. You can get double strength VSL3 D on prescription.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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   Posted 3/22/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Align too. I had tried several brands and none worked, some made things worse. So when my doctor suggested Align, I was skeptical. But, they have helped. I have been ordering them from But when I was in Walgreens this week, they had them on the counter at the pharmacy. Same price, but no shipping charges.

The main thing I've learned is to try more than one if you don't see improvement. So strains work for some of us, while others need different ones.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/22/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Florajen 3 and it is available at Walgreens for $15 and it lasts 2 months. My GI doctor recommended this.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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