Request for prebiotics usage

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   Posted 11/1/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone has used prebiotics and if so what were the results.
43 - male
Asacol - 3 400mg pills 3 times per day
Diagnosed with pancolitis about a decade ago

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 11/1/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't use the pre I use the probiotics - and acidophlis probiotic which has worked well for me. It has 3 billion per pill and I take 2 three times a day.

Welcome the HW but sorry for your pancolitis.

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

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   Posted 11/1/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
prebiotics are basically fibre that the bacteria need to feed on to produce more. Chicory/inulin is one

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!

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