I've been curious about VSL3 myself because my GI told me it could POSSIBLY be a substitute for the 5ASA meds that I'm allergic to. Is anyone relying only on the VSL3 to maintain remission? If so, how much are you taking? The price concerns me quite a bit. If I was only to be taking 2 a day, then no problem, but since their website recommends at least 4/day for UC patients, that adds up quickly. I guess I could use the money I'm not spending on Asacol to get the VSL3. My insurance won't cover pro-bs, but I've noticed that all my supplements and doc appts start to add up quickly.
Mild to moderate UC diagnosed May '06, prone to c diff infections
Had UC symptoms since 1999
Allergic to the 5ASA family of drugs
Probiotics 3x day
Multivitamin, Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Prozac 20mg, Allegra 180mg 1x day
Fiber supplement 2 caps 1x day
Currently experiencing a flare due to being in med limbo...