started out on GNC's basic probitioc. then about a week or so ago on the advice of my Pharm, i switched to florajen3. Can't really comment on how much they help because I started takin them almost as soon as I was diagnosed. At same time doc was putting me on meds and Pred. To scared to stop takin them at this point to test them out. Will attempt that experiment at a later date. All I can say is my doc says they can't hurt and my pharm believes in them. And no he's not trying to just sell me drugs because the one he recomended is carried by the old pharmacy he used to work at, his current pharmacy doesn't even carry them. I had to go to the old pharmacy to buy them. He didn't get anything for recomending this particular one.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol