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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/5/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My 8 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with CD.  I have her on a probiotic, but it seems that there are several different ones to use.  Should she be using Lactobacillus or Saccharomyces Boulardii?  Does anyone know?  I've done some research but can't get a straight answer.  Need advise from the "experts"

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 6/5/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
See the thread on "Align"... good luck
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/6/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Its pretty dependent with what works well for HER.  I take a Lactobacillus probiotic myself and it works well for me.  Some have had success with Align, VSL#3, and others.  Good luck and BIG HUGS to your little one, I hate hearing when the little ones get this darn disease.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/6/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I use culturelle and find it can get it at CVS
42 year old woman diagnosed with UC 1991, Jpouch surgery 1992, Crohn's diagnosis 2009
Current meds: 1200mg xifaxin, 6mg entocort, Humira (started 3/23/09), synthroid, aciphex and 1000mg of cipro
Past meds: bactrum (side effect: rash), pentasa (tried twice in a 4 week period, severe nausea, vomiting and D), levquin (ineffective), flagyl (works, hate the side effects), enemas and suppositories (ineffective), imuran- tried 2/09, landed in the ER with severe back pain and raised liver funtions....

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/6/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tip on Culturelle. It has a highly desirable species of Lactobacillus that I have read about in research literature but never managed to track down a source for. Be sure to get the one that doe NOT have the inulin in it.
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