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   Posted 11/3/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had a baby and am freaking out that Im going to have another flare.  I had one during my pregnancy (around 20 weeks) and it lasted 2 months.  I guess because of this my UC went from Ulcerative Proctitis to Pancolitis.  I am scared to death to have a flare and am worried that I am about to have one.  I had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago that showed signs of mild inflammation.  Anyway, the point of all of this is...i have read on here that probiotics can greatly help reduce the chances of a one probiotic any better than another?  Thanks in advance.
3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
prenatal vitamin
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred. (bad flare for 2 mos during pregnancy)
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/3/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Try to relax. Worrying and working yourself into a state could make a flare more likely. I'd suggest Natren's dairy-free Bifido Factor as a good place to start, but you'll get lots of different brand recommendations from other members. I'd also suggest you supplement with omega-3 oils - fish, flax or Udo's - to help reduce inflammation.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 11/3/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   

I had to try a couple of different probiotics before I settled on Primadophilus Reuteri by Nature's Way.  Before that I tried a store brand acidophilus, which I sometimes take in addition, and Culturelle, which didn't seem to do much for me.  I also eat one Activia yogurt everyday.  It's worth experimenting to see what works for you.

If you aren't taking any, you might consider a fiber supplement, too.

Congratulations on your baby, and don't let this DD keep you from enjoying those wonderful moments with her!  Whenever you feel like freaking, just snuggle her neck and take a deep breath :-)


Potato...  Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) every other night rowasa
culturelle, benefiber wafers metamucil wafers, activia yogurt, spinach & sunflower diet, primadophilus reuteri
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD when needed
Yoga, meditation, The Work by Byron Katie, exercise at least 5 days a week

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 11/3/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I take an acidophlis probiotic 3 billion plus I have started eating a yogurt every afternoon that has probiotics in it. Seems to help me.

Congrats on your baby! There is no greater love than what we have for our children. That is until we become Grandparents!

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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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 11/3/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics have been a god send for me. The better ones are ones that should be kept refridgerated, have some kind of protection against stomach acids so they actually make it to your intestines, and have a high CFU (colony forming unit). When i started i was taking 40billion CFU's just for a marker, it took that much to see results.
26y old male. Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                             Probiotics & supplements:
2400mg oral asacol                                       Digestive enzymes
75mg azathioprine                                        folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Prilosec                                              VSL#3 probiotic 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,yeast,breads,alcohol. Stay natural as possible. A not so strict form of the SCD.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 11/4/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you for all your suggestions.  i think i should probably get a better one than i am currently using!
3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
prenatal vitamin
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred. (bad flare for 2 mos during pregnancy)
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08

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