I know this is not comforting, but our doc. says to be careful with anything that describes itself as boosting your immune system. UC happens because of an already overactive immune system, and all the drugs you/we are on, are meant to suppress the immune system so that the inflammation says in check. No use activating what is already activatd and causing the trouble!
So, stay away from sickies, use sanitizer often, take your orange juice and vitamins, and hope for this to pass. Sorry for your pain.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednizone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazol ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortafoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
Had 3rd infusion of Remicade, and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, not healed. In a drug trial for children. In an 'iffy' state-- on a flare's edge.