Which probiotics to buy?

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bellski
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   Posted 6/7/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I was at GNC today and was going to buy some probiotics but don't know what ones are best for my situation.  Any advice?  Thanks, Lori (Bellski)
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (during flares) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel,
High fiber diet
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pb4
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   Posted 6/7/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I use primadophilus reuteri made by natures way, affordable and only one/day is necessary...has other benefits too, for women it aids with vaginal health, it also aids with high choletsterol and lactose intolerance if you have any of those...still fine to take if you don't...must be kept in the fridge at all times even when purchasing they should be located in the store fridge....there are tons of posts here at HW regarding probiotics, you might want to do a search to read all that's been talked about.

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jujub
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   Posted 6/8/2008 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I also use primadophilus reuteri, and find it helps me.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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tjf
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   Posted 6/8/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I like Acidophlius Pearls. I get them from iherb.com. Way cheaper than where I was buying them!
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mbx5
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Been having good luck with Culturelle. I have also used "Garden of Life" products with good results....just a little pricy.
33 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 5mg pred (tapering off), 12 pills Asacol per day, Dicyclomine (for cramps), 0.5 - 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!)  "I poop in the woods because I can"


Red_34
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
As you can see, we all have our preferences. Some work better then others for other people. You just have the right one that works for you. I tried a couple before I found Pro-Bio. The other ones that I tried I didn't like but Pro-Bio works for me. It is bought online and can be stored in your cupboard. No refridgeration needed though it can extend the shelf life. Which doesn't matter to me anyway since I use them way before the shelf life ends.


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bellski
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, that helps.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (during flares) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel,
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


Alycacc
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   Posted 6/13/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics are subjective. 
 
I started taking Fiber Smart probiotics and it really helped me for 4 months then I switched to a more potent one called Healthy Trinity by Natren.  Then I got a flare 1 month later so not sure what happened but I was doing GREAT for 5-6 months!

OUsooner
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Natren Probiotics are my weapon of choice.
 
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I'm 25 years old and a student.  :)
Pan-colitis DX in 98
Meds:
Prednisone 8mg (tapering). Colazal, Entocort. 
Supplements:
Carlson Fish oil, Glutamine, Whey Protein Isolate,  Multivitamin-mineral, Borage Oil, Digestive Enzymes, Natren probiotics 
Diet:
No sugar, grains, dairy.  Whole foods only. Water only.

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