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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 10/29/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
the new philips colon health with probiotics? i started taking it yesterday hope it helps alittle bit.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2008 came back normal.

quit smoking almost a year ago,been having little flares since then.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/29/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Pamela, I quit smoking March 11, 2008 started flaring for the first time ever mid-may. Scared me to death! Finally got the nerve, went to the doctor end of July had my colonoscopy August 25th and it was UC. My doctor told me t hat I already had the "bad bacteria" when I was a smoker. However, when I quit smoking it woke the bad bacteria up thus the flare. I went back on the nico patch and it settled it down. Have taken myself back off the nico patch because of the economy. I thought of going back to smoking, but then that is not an option for me I worked too hard to quit and my husband is in the earliest stages of emphysema.

I hope this helps, but quitting smoking can cause flares!

Hope you feel better soon!

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I think there are better choices of probiotics. That one has lots of additives.
Look for something in a health food store, something that is kept refrigerated.
See what I use (below): my doc wants me to use something that doesn't have gluten or soy or other additives, and is made with human bacteria, not animal. It's about $1.50-2.50/day but good stuff.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


anglfrmhvn69
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
ok i'll look for something else thanks

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2008 came back normal.

quit smoking almost a year ago,been having little flares since then.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

started taking philips colon heath with probiotics once a day.

                                                                       

 


jujub
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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been checking these new, highly advertised "probiotic" products. The Phillips has 1.5 billion bacteria. Activia gives no indication how much it contains. Most of the probiotis we take give us at least 5 billion; I use a total of 10 billion a day. So no, probably won't do much good.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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anglfrmhvn69
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 337
   Posted 11/1/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
tks for the reply's

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2008 came back normal.

quit smoking almost a year ago,been having little flares since then.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

started taking philips colon heath with probiotics once a day.

                                                                       

 


kops2da
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   Posted 11/1/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I take Align - one of those advertised probiotics because I was given a month's supply from my doctor.  Why not try it?  I like it so much I got more.  Has only maybe 1 million bacteria but works for me.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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