Culterelle probiotics

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   Posted 1/8/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My gastro doc suggested I take Culterelle.  I am symptom free and was wondering if there would be a chance of any adverse effects if I start now?
36 yr old female
Diagnosed 7/2002
Currently taking:
Asacol:  6 pills/2 X a day
Canasa:  as needed
Super B Complex Vitamins
Flinstones Complete
Calcium 1000 mg/day

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   Posted 1/8/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
No, there shouldn't be, it's simply good bacteria to help maintain healthy gut flora.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 1/8/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Cultrelle on my 2 1/2 year old when he gets an upset stomach. It is great stuff!
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   Posted 1/8/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If anything, it should improve how you feel.... At first though, you might get a SLIGHT case of the "grumblies", but that should only last for a day or two. It's simply your bowels adjusting to all the new GOOD bacteria you are introducing to it. It has done WONDERS for me and even allows me to eat a more varied diet.. even a little bit of milk on my cereal now! I even think it helped me fight off the stomach flu, my husband had it BAD last week, I had it also, but I wasn't bent over the toilet like he was for a day...
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
Meds: Rowasa enema's - Back to every night... probably forever!!!
         Canasa 1000mg. AM Only when needed - Bentyl 10mg. As needed - Nexium - 40mg 1x per day - Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day 
         Matthew 11:29   Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.         

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   Posted 1/8/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Culturelle, is a great product...I blew my trumpet about this product a few months ago and I still believe it's great stuff. It won't cure uc, but it definately helps.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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   Posted 1/9/2008 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
does it help with the gas of IBS also?
DXed with left sided UC in 1983 at 20 years of age
-Used prednisone for long periods in the early years (1983-1992) which resulted in severe osteoporosis
-remission through two pregnancies 1993/94 and 1996/97 no meds taken other than prenatal vitamins
-flare in 2000 didn't respond to methasalazane supps or enemas tried methatrexate; mostly in remission for 7 years
-July 2007 new flare with additional never before seen symptoms.....hormone related?, not responding to meds

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