Posted 4/13/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)
I just heard about some really promising research into the use of VSL #3 in inducing remission for UC patients. Specifically,
So, I'm giving that a go. Unfortunately, until two days ago the only places I could find the stuff was selling it for about $CDN5 per 450 billion bacteria sachet so I was only trying 1 packet a day. On that low a dose, I didn't notice much/any improvement in my BM frequency but, I did notice that the urgency seemed to be lessening; I've only been trying it for about 1.5 weeks now. Some of the studies that I'd read indicate that they were using a 4 sachets/day dosage to induce remission, and the '08 study that I linked there by Soo et al. used 8 sachets/day. So, since I found the stuff for a little cheaper (about $CDN3 / sachet), I'm trying 4/day now; we'll see if that does anything.