Maybe it's too soon for me to be certain, but I think the probiotics are definitely worth looking into. I've been on Culturelle for a little more than a week and I'm really beginning to feel good (I'm almost afraid to write that so I don't jinx myself!)
I've only been diagnosed recently, too, but it seems like a wise thing to begin working on a good relationship with the docs, so why not give him/her a call? Being newly diagnosed, it's hard to get your mind around the idea of a chronic disease, but being chronic means there likely may be problems in the future. Your doc should be able to help you figure this stuff out.