Do you have a primary care physician? Can he/she perhaps recommend someone who is more
open to alternative treatments? I haven't had a GI doc who just dismissed probiotics offhand like that. If anything, they indifferent or uneducated. My current GI doc actively gets his patients on to probiotics, and I think that all the docs in his office are the same way. Plus he is plenty generous with free samples of meds and different pro-bs. Are you still living in Denver, or did you just move from there?
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema every other night, Prednisone (down to 5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.