YES YES YES in my opinion. Longer and more colds.
Sometimes I will get a cold, almost get over it then back to having a cold again.
Doc's now say 80% of our immune system is in our digestive tract and us with
UC the tract is all jacked up. This year I started filling my gut with friendly bacteria
with good results. I have only got sick once this winter and that was a sore throat for
one day. Felt like I was going to get a cold once but it never fully developed.
Usually I will get sick at least for times a winter and always get one summer cold.
Hopefully it is the friendly bacteria and not a coincidence.
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)