It can't hurt. It's believed that pouchitis is caused by bacterial overgrowth. By keeping a constant stream of probiotic in the system it's thought you can keep pouchitis at bay. I have had my pouch for 8 years and have not had pouchitis so there might be something to this theory. However, I recommend you take only those that are considered "good" probiotics. FloraQ, Risquad, or Culturelle are best.
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