I had been using Phillips' brand of "Colon Health" and found I had the best results (less gas, formed stools) if I took 2 capsules, 1 every 12hrs.
My Mother recently talked me into trying Align...and I am not responding well to it at all. After I take it, I have a minimum of about 4hrs of bathroom visits numbering between 3-6 times. I'm switching back to the "Colon Health" every 12hrs and putting the align away.
My Drs were not very helpful with assisting me in locating probiotics and I felt GNC was too expensive. Husband saw the Align at WalMart for about $30, but I didn't want to spend "that much" and chose the Phillip's brand at $13 instead. Taking 2 capsules a day put the cost up to $26, close to that $30 Align...but I just don't feel the Align is giving me as good results. I've given it 3 weeks and I'm tired (literally) of the 4hrs of lost sleep every night.
The trick is to try things until you find what works for you.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. (asacol, hi-doses pred, colazol, 6MP=jaundice, remicade) No remission.
5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's.
Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and am remaining manageable with 2tabs Immodium and a probiotic capsule every 12hrs.