I am starting to second guess probiotics too. Maybe they help me, but I am not really sure. Not sure about anything really about UC. about the only thing I am sure of is that prednisone helps. But i read an article yesterday on the net when I was researching for my
"mouthwash" thread that there was a study of 300 people with digestive issues like Chrones, IBS, IBD and like 40 normal people and the study found that there were not much difference in types of bacteria in the gut, but the ones with digestive issues had more bacteria and there were even more when the diseases were more severe. They didn't get specific in what types of bacteria were found. I was trying to find more info about that stuff, but I didn't look too long. The article was interesting but I felt I still needed to know more about the stuff. I'll try to find the article again and post where to find it.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: 6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day: Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.