Posted 5/11/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)
I've been taking VSL#3 for about a month now. I haven't had any pain since taking it. Urgency and the # of BM's has also improved. I think it's worth a shot.
Diagnosed 2/29/08 with Mild Universal UC
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Lialda Colazal & Asacol made symptoms worse, MUCH worse
Not taking any more meds for now. Trying a holistic approach.

Posted 5/11/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -6)
My son started about a week ago, at the same time he also takes advantage digestive for colitis, iron pill (he had not energy).
He takes A/D and Iron +4 Asacol in the morning with BF.
about 1 hour before Dinner (his big meal) he drinks VSL#3.
His diet consist of eggs, chicken, brown rice, whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta, some cooked veg.
Yesterday I made him tapioca with oat-drink, chopped up date instead of sugar.
No refine sugar or flour.
I have to say, in one week there is an improvement, I hope it will continue.
VSL#3 I believe makes a different, I wish it would be cheaper.
Posted 5/18/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)
My daughter has u.c. I have done research on your question a few months back. i can't recall the article that i read but it was in a publication from johns hopkins. it did state that you should refrain from taking probiotics if your immune system is at all comprimised. it stated that there is a slight chance of contracting an infection. if you google probiotics and immunosuppresants you may find the article. sorry that i can't give specifics. i opted not to start her on the probiotics until we get her off of the 6MP. no need to complicate the situation.

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