My neighbor told me about it and they've been taking it daily for a year and not been sick at all. No colds ect. I'm just wondering if anyone else with UC has tried it and if it helped at all with UC symptoms.
I was diagnosed in April 2008 and am currently flaring for the past few weeks. After talking to my new G.I. doc he suspects I was never truly in remission since starting the Asocol back in April. I've never had a truly "regular" BM since being on the meds. It was increased to 12/day which I tried for about 7 weeks with no changes. So, I went back to taking 8/day and am still currently taking 8/day. Doc wants me to go on Prednisone for a short amount of time (20 mg/day) to get me feeling better quicker but I'm leary of taking it due to all the possible side effects. I'm so confused. Is it possible to lower the inflamation without the prednisone? How long might it take? What are your experiences either way?? Help!
I did start taking 1 super acidophilus pill a day about a week or two ago. Since doing this I am not having to take the Imodium on a daily basis. I've gone 2-3 days without taking it. Mind you, I only take it if I have 2-3 BM's in a very quick succesion. If I only have a watery BM and then not another for a few hours, I don't feel that warrants taking the Imodium. My doc also said I could try Activia yogurt. I forgot to ask him if I can take both on the same day OR if it's only one or the other. Also, if I was to try the Kefir would I take that in conjunction with the other probiotics??? Can you take too much probiotics? Guess I'll have to ask him on wednesday but I also wanted to hear what others may have tried and how it worked for them.
I've found a pill for intestinal gas that's worked well for me. It's Digestive Advantage and as I said it's for intestinal gas. I thinks it's helped me a lot!!. I found it near the Imodium in the store. They also have some sort of pill for Chron's and UC. I've not read up on that one yet. Has anyone here tried it???
I sure would like to get back to feeling better and having energy again. Any input anyone has would be greatly appreciated.