I have been trying to manage my symptoms with OTC meds and I have gone off then cold turkey (3 days ago). I am now drinking 2 Yakult (a probiotic, yougurt-type drink) every day (100ml x 2) and taking a probiotic supplement before bed. I have had 2 days of D (not like my typical UC symptom D), but it passes by mid-morning. I have had no tenesmus. Perhaps this is my tummy trying to re-balance itself?
Has anyone else gone completely off meds (OTC or Rx) and if so - what is your story? Also, just started the probiotics and the Yakult, what can I expect in the short- and long-term?
Thanks for sharing!