Anyone ever gone cold turkey?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/31/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
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!

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 9/1/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never done it during a flare but my longest remission of four year i done it without taking any medicines,then it was stress that triggered my flare. Although i wouldn't stop taking mu asacol again as it is believed to reduce the risk of colon cancer in Ucers if taken daily.
                                     keep the faith 

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