I had been procrastinating on trying a probiotic for fear of messing up what I have considered a nice, relatively quiet (3-4x/day, formed) remission. I decided to finally try one last week because I am traveling to England and Ireland next week on my honeymoon. I figured I'd try Culturelle first because it doesn't have to be refrigerated.
I noticed that within 3 days my bm's have gone from a kinda funky smell to a "normal" smell. Within 5 days I was down to 1-2 bm's a day. And as I write this for the first time in YEARS (except for right after my abscess surgery) it is almost 4 in the afternoon and I have not had a BM yet today (I usually have to go right away after waking up).
I was just wondering if this is psychosomatic and all in my head or if others have had a quick, positive effect after starting a probiotic (Culturelle or any other kind).
dx UC Dec. 2001
currently in remission
Meds: asacol 6(400mg)/day
looking into probiotics