I have been taking Reuteri for several months and can't say that I've noticed any measurable difference. I usually take it first thing in the morning - is that a problem?? I noticed that others talk about
taking it at night or mid-day. Is the Culturelle a more potent formula than Rueteri?
Currently, the only way I can describe how I feel is that it's similiar to having the flu...queasy, heartburn, indigestion, horrible gas (no matter what I do or don't eat), days of loose stools - just once a day though (but I'll also have days when I'm unable to have a bm), bloated, lack of energy, etc. I had a flare this past summer and just don't seem to be able to recover. I weened off the prenisone which has left me with a wonderful rash on my face that is some sort of new wrinkle resulting from prednisone withdrawal. I had to take a low dose antibiotic to get the rash under control. Now, after being off the antibiotic for about
3 weeks, the rash is coming back. Also, another new problem - I have ulcerations on the inside of my mouth.
I know that many of you will understand when I say that there are days when I feel so depressed about
not being able to be healthy. I'm sick and tired or being sick and tired. I also know that many of you are suffering much more than I am -I try to put that into perspective when feeling sorry for myself.
Any thoughts or suggestions are always appreciated.
Ulcerative Pancolitis diagnosed in 2000
Colazal (6-9 daily)
Off and On Prednisone
Rowasa When Needed
Most Recent Flare: May, 2007
Probiotics - Reuteri