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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 9/2/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
We always talk about probiotics, but don't hear to much about prebiotics.  Can someone with knowledge give us some insight?  How important are they?
Joan
 
Daughter 5, UC
Pentasa 2X2 daily
Omega 3
Folic Acid 1000mcg.
Fiber
Probiotics
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30693
   Posted 9/3/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
prebiotics are what the probiotic bacteria feed on to multiply. Think carb fibres.

q


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 9/3/2008 2:00:46 AM (GMT-6)


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30693
   Posted 9/3/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
 
http://www.prebiotic.ca/prebiotic_fibre.html
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


men8ifr
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 9/3/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
They were mentioned in a IBD book I had which cited several studies showing they help and side effects including bloating excess gas etc may be reduced by introducing them slowly - ramp up over a week or two. However i think there are concerns that they may feed the 'bad' bacteria as well and for this reason they are not recommended on the SCD diet however I do not have too much info on this area.
Ian

6 Asacol tabs/day
1 Pentasa Suppository / day
Fish oil 3/day (omega 3 only)
Multivitamin and mineral 1/day
Folic Acid 1/day
Aloe Vera 3/day
Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD
Turmeric 3/day
Currently in no mans land between flare and remission


NuffinButtTrouble
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 679
   Posted 9/3/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking them now with probiotics.

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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