Anyone heard of Probiotic suppository?

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   Posted 1/26/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. Havent been on since my last flare, spring/summer of '06. Started flaring again about a month ago and started looking for new treatments. The Mayo Clinic has an article about lactibacillus being used as a suppository.
This is what it said:

Doses that have been used for vaginal infections include 1 to 2 tablets (containing 10 million to 1 billion CFU in each tablet), inserted into the vagina once or twice daily. Capsules containing 1.5 grams of Lactobacillus acidophilus have been used to treat diarrhea as anal suppositories.

It has a whole article. It talks more about using it as a treatment for vaginal infections but it says they tested it as a rectal suppository, also. I was wondering if anybody has ever heard of or tried this? I just thought this might sound promising.


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   Posted 1/26/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The book Listen to Your Gut offers a recipe and directions for a Probiotic Retention Enema. A clinic in Australia uses probiotic enemas with great success.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
hi pom_mommy :) i have used those suppositories before recently. I thought my GI Dr was nuts being that I noticed too that they talk more about helping with vaginal infections myself but I was in soooo much pain and tried of being drugged up i figured what the heck and gave them a shot. Now ive had just about every kind of meds, steriod and enema being that im 24 and ive been battling UC since I was 12 and I have to say that I prefer these suppositories. They are not meant to clear your bowels but simply go up the lower colon area and coat the lining. I find it less discomforting and non painful. I hope this helps.
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