Yes, she can stay on the Culturelle. Your daughter shouldn't have to avoid dairy unless she herself has noticed problems after eating it. (This is what all my doctors told me) I have no problems with dairy, but it can increase symptoms for many. A lot of people on this board are also lactose intolerant, so that can't have most dairy, but many can tolerate yogurt. Yogurt is great because it has lots of probiotics. I eat it every day. I switch between many brands, including an organic brand and Activia (the vanilla one tastes pretty good). I also take a probiotic daily.
How could the doctor tell that it was the Asacol that wasn't effective when he has her on 20-billion drugs?
Old Hat - Was Rifixamin shown to heal rectal ulcers caused by UC?
I am wary of the doctor giving you antibiotics without first doing a test to find a need for them, but I have never heard of Rifixamin. My doctor gave me Flagyl when first diagnosed and I had no idea why...I think just in case I had an infection of some sort, but Flagyl sucks and I never want to take it again.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed