Good morning, PLEASE. There's absolutely no reason to stop probiotics while on immunosuppressants. The bacteria in the probiotics are the beneficial kind, the ones our disease tends to strip out of our colons. So we're merely replacing what the disease takes away.
Different people respond to different probiotics. VSL#3 is often discussed because there has been research done with that specific preparation showing benefits in IBD. It works great for some. When I tried it, I got two months of bloating and gassiness. I'm now taking Primidophilus Reuteri, and it has been the best one for me.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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