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happyliving
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   Posted 4/9/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everybody,


I'm reading lot of people saying that we are taking probiotis.
Is it a medicine.
Right now I'm taking Yoplait yogurt every day morning which have Acidophilus live cultures(probiotis).
Are you guys take the same or do you take something else?
I'm confused..please advise.

Thanks in advance

tjf
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   Posted 4/9/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of us take Probiotics in a pill form as opposed to in yogurt. I actually eat yogurt a couple of days a week too.
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pb4
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   Posted 4/9/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I take probiotic caps every single day and will do so indefinitely, I eat/drink yogurt often too, usually via a yogurt smoothy....but I never miss taking a pill every day.

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   Posted 4/9/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
A probiotic is something you can buy almost anywhere such as your local pharmacy, health food store or even online. I use Pro-Bio because for me, that was the one that agrees with me while the other ones gave me horrendous gas. Plus you can store it on the shelf while most other ones you need to refridgerate to keep the cultures alive. I feel much better since starting it though and the probiotics you get more bacteria then in yogurt.
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blessteve
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   Posted 4/9/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Do a search on KEFIR. More probiotics in home made kefir then anything you can buy.
Do a search on here and the net. The probiotics in Yogurt feed the good bacteria already in you gut but the
good bacteria in KEFIR will colonize in you gut and create a healthy invironment.
I drink it at least twice a day and it has done wonders for me. At least I hope it
is the Kefir.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day. X6 1/15/08.        
Stopped taking all meds 2/20/08. I have always
flared shortly after stopping meds but I think the bacteria in Kefir
has colinized in my colon and I am doing great.  4/7/08 Colon still
doing great. Kefir(probiotic) helped my colon but not my hemmies.
I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
Started 1/01/08 PRObiotics
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk natural probiotic.
1/22/08 Started cultured veggies(probiotic)
 
 
 


happyliving
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   Posted 4/9/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for all your replies

perach
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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been drinking Kefir and eating an Activia and take Align everyday during this flare. Hopefully, it is making a difference. I had posted a question last week asking whether this was overkill, but the consensus seems to be that you can't have too much probiotic unless you go truly crazy with it, a lot of this good bacteria seems to help us!
-currently having a flare
-cortenema, Lialda (4 pills/day), flagyl, cipro, canasa, probiotic, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron


blessteve
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   Posted 4/11/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink a half gallon of home made Kefir a day.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990. Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day. X6 1/15/08.        
Stopped taking all meds 2/20/08. I have always
flared shortly after stopping meds but I think the bacteria in Kefir
has colinized in my colon and I am doing great.  4/7/08 Colon still
doing great.  Kefir(probiotic) helped my colon but not my hemmies.
I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
Started 1/01/08 PRObiotics Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk natural probiotic.
1/22/08 Started cultured veggies(probiotic)
 
 
 


theklep
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I went on Probiotics it has helped tremendously with getting me back in remission. Get on the pill form kind. And you will hopefully see some positive results like most of us. It really is dramatic for some people such as myself. I am definitely a believer.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Update 3/25/08: Entire Colon UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Probiotics (Started Recently During a Long Flare Seems To be Working Wonders)
Lexipro- 2x Day 10Mg


theklep
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I went on Probiotics it has helped tremendously with getting me back in remission. Get on the pill form kind. And you will hopefully see some positive results like most of us. It really is dramatic for some people such as myself. I am definitely a believer.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Update 3/25/08: Entire Colon UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Probiotics (Started Recently During a Long Flare Seems To be Working Wonders)
Lexipro- 2x Day 10Mg


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey vanguard of dub,

I agree... taking probiotics on an empty stomach (like first thing in the morning) is the best thing to do because the bacteria stands a better chance of surviving stomach acids. I take probiotics three times a day with good results.

NBT
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.


princess NY
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   Posted 4/12/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
theklep

what probiotic are you taking? I am currently having a mild ulcerative colitis flare and thought maybe probiotics would help, however after starting CULTURELLE on Thursday I have actually had major bloating/gas and big jump in bowel movements wtih bleeding. I have stopped using it and was wondering if there is a better one out there?

DX UC 2003
Colazal 9 pills a day
multivitamin, folic acid, vitamin c

Sara14
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   Posted 4/12/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
princess - After starting Culturelle I started bleeding again, too. I take Primadophilus Reuteri by Nature's Way, as do many others who post here. I think it has helped me and I never had any increased bleeding, bloating, etc. with it. Just so you know, increased gas and bloating can happen for a week or two when you start any new probiotic. It should subside after you body acclimates to it.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


kim123
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   Posted 4/12/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Correct me if I'm wrong...I kept coming back to the same conclusion as I was reading your posts here about your results taking probiotics. With the restoration of the "good" bacteria from using probiotics, yeast is now being crowded out and killed...the yeast that was allowed to proliferate when the good bacteria was knocked out, from using things like antibiotics, steroids, synthetic hormones, etc. My question is...for those of you finding relief of symptoms, even getting helped back into remission from taking these probiotics, do you wonder if maybe you have an underlying fungal condition, that "could" have been one of the causes of your UC symptoms to begin with? Do you ever think about experimenting with an antifungal program/diet to see if your symptoms would improve even more. Just wondering, that's all. I also am one who has noticed a significant improvement with probiotics. I also take the Primadolphilus Reuteri.

SGRUBB
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   Posted 4/12/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to respond to this about probiotics too. I have been taking them regularly and it has helped me so much. I take culturelle. (I think that is how you spell it) Anyway, I also must say that I have tried to quit dairy products. In trying this out on my own, I have cut out yogurt, milk, ice cream, etc. just to see how my body reacts to it. I have never felt better! Less gas and less trips to the bathroom. I will say though that this is just my personal experience. Dairy products bother me and so, when I choose to eat something with dairy, I just plan my day accordingly.
I do think that probiotics are wonderful. I totally notice a difference. I think it has taken time but, I still think they work.
UC diagnosed in 1985...22 years.


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50 mg 6mp, Rowasa and Cortenemas as needed.
Probiotics and Aloe Vera Gel, Chlorella and digestive enzymes.


Bionic B
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   Posted 4/12/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
i have just in this week started taking Reuteri (only two) because I am not sure if this is safe for me to take daily. the doctor said i may take it for up to 10 days, but i don't understand...is this the maximum that you may use it for as i hear some people use it as an ongoing thing.

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kim123
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   Posted 4/12/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
canna-fixme...what planet is your doctor from? Sorry, I had to say that. Yes, I have heard about the spit test. Mine used to be long and stringy, as well. I'm sure of the validity to it, but maybe there is something to it. If you feel you may have a yeast problem, you may wish to experiment with an anti-fungal diet for a few weeks to see if you notice improvement. There are a few different ones out there. If you like, I an email you the diet I did, or the website that explains it. If you like veggies (most are allowed), meat/poultry/fish, eggs/nuts, berries and citrus fruits, then you shouldn't have trouble sticking to it.

Of course, candida (yeast overgrowth) can survive in the gut, as well as proliferate throughout the body. Fungus is systemic. Candida overgrowth in your intestine may create a "leaky gut". Toxins and food allergens may then pass through and go to other parts of the body, making you feel sick all over. It can poke holes through your colon wall and penetrate your cells and alter its' DNA. Candida may be one of other fungi living in your body. Fungi produce harmful byproducts called mycotoxins. Antibiotics are actually mycotoxins. The three major mycotoxin-producing fungi are Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium species. They can enter our body through the food we eat (grains/peanuts to name a few), antibiotics, and alcohol and tobacco.

The only way to get rid of fungi, if you have that problem, is to starve it. Fungi LOVE sugar. That is why lo-carb/no sugar diets make some people feel so much better within a few weeks of such a program. They killed it. On a personal note, my doctors ran oodles of tests on me over the 8 years I had UC. Not one found, or suspected I had a fungal problem. After 2 weeks experimenting with an anti-fungal diet, my symptoms improved dramatically. Even when I relayed my success to my then-current GI, he shook his head incredulously and passed me yet another prescription as I headed out the door. I'm not saying all who suffer with UC symptoms have a fungal condition, but it sure peaks my interest when I hear your success stories with probiotics. I think probiotics can be recommended for anyone, sick or not, for as long as necessary, or wish to be on them. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Sara14
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   Posted 4/12/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Bianca - You can take Primadophilus Reuteri for the rest of your life, not just 10 days. I've been taking 1 or 2 a day for over a year now. You can take more than 2/day, too, if you want.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


pb4
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   Posted 4/12/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It's imparative that IBDers take probiotics daily and indefinitely because we tend to have bacterial over-growth which can exacerbate our IBD symptoms and the probiotics help keep a healthy gut flora balance.

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


princess NY
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   Posted 4/12/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if there has been research done on Natures way Primodophilis Reuteri? I know that Culturelle, VSL#3 and ONx Probiotic 12+ Formula seem to have the most research done and researchers say the product they contain on the label is actually what is delivered. They found other probiotics that claim one thing on the label but in the end they end of delivery less than half or nothing to the colon depending on how the probiotic is prepared etc.

Also do all probiotics cause some gas/bloating/increased Bm's when you first begin to take them. I am taking culturelle and was wondering if i should stick with it for a week to see if my gas/bloating and increased bm's/bleeding goes away.

pb4
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   Posted 4/12/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
On my bottle of Primadophilus it says it's Dr. Recommended, that doesn't necessarily mean it's been researched but you can google reasearch on primadophilus reuteri and see what comes up...

it never caused me any bloating or gas and I've been taking it every single day for over 3 yrs now.

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


kim123
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   Posted 4/12/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   

canna-fixme...I sent you an email. Let me know if you get it :)

Kim


puffed rice
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   Posted 4/12/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Bio-K nightly and it has 50 billion live cultures per container  i find if I stop taking it symptoms start to appear within a couple weeks so I truly believe it has hepled. When I first started to drink the stuff it caused bloating and alot of gas but the body gets adjusted as the days go on.  So give it time to work.   During my last flare a family member gave me a case of the bio-k, within 2 weeks I slowly started to regain my health.  It  was the worst flare I've had and all the meds that I was on didn't seem to help at that time I will not go a day now without probiotics.  I sometimes increase my dose to 2 containers a day 100000billion cultures if I feel something coming on.
 
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1995
Salofalk Tablets and suppositories daily
Bio-K Probiotic daily
multivitamin
metamucil nightly


Bionic B
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you sara i have noticed that the two times i have used it, there was slight improvement already. i took one again this morning. i think this was what i have been looking for all along.

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UC spouse
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   Posted 4/13/2008 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband has recently started Align(recommended by his GI). Haven't seen much of that probiotic mentioned...has/is anyone taking that? He also has increased gas.

How long before one can see results and know if the probiotic is working? I know everyone reacts differently, but I've read two weeks and maybe even up to five weeks...is that true?
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