Culturelle GRRR Urgency

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princesscolon
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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Culturelle yesterday, then for 3 hours I had non-stop gas and belching.  Then I was up several hours last night going to the bathroom, and today I have been probably 10 times already.  If I have problems with dairy and yogurt, would the Lactobacillus in the Culturelle also bother me?  Should I keep taking it?  Now my Monday is ruined, whaaa.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08


Red_34
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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know a whole bunch about probiotics but I do know that it took me a while to find the one that works for me. I tried VSL - it gave me horrendous gas. I tried another one that I got at the health food store (forgot the name) and it gave me urgency. Then I I didn't try any for a while then someone on here mentioned Pro-bio so I thought, eh what the heck. Ordered in online and I have been fine with it since then. I can't really tell if it's working or not since I am in remission - but maybe I can tell a bit that my gut feels more "settled" or maybe it's all in my head! :) Either way, I like the Pro-bio.
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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 4/28/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
princesscolon,

how many did you take?

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Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
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princesscolon
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   Posted 4/28/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I only took one, Nuffin. I don't think I will take one today, I feel like such a wreck. I really want to be more regular, though, and I am wondering if I stick with it if I will get better.... I don't have the strength to feel this way, though. UGH.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08


Meesh
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   Posted 4/28/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had very good experiences with Culturelle. The first few days I had a lot of gas, the third day was the worst, then ever since I have been fine. Your gut needs to adjust to the new bacteria.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
7 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Lexipro 10 mg; Xanax as needed. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; 12/1 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron) injections; Off of the following: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07)


Sara14
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
All three times I have tried taking Culturelle I have started bleeding. Most others here seem to do well on it though. I have good experiences with other probiotics I've taken, so not sure if it was the Culturelle or just a really weird coincidence. Either way, I'm scared to try it again. I like primadophilus reuteri by Nature's Way and Ultimate Flora probiotics.
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

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