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Shadam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 2/22/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Soo I went to my local health market store and bought a probiotic called Jaro-Dophilous + Fos (3.4 billion) w/ 6 strains?  I've never heard of it and don't even know if it's a good one.  I guess it wouldnt hurt to take woud it?  When should I take it and how many should I take? 
 
Any input would be appreciated.
 
Thanks!
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day
Metamucil - 1/2 tablespoon daily


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 2/22/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Start with one, in the evening or at a time of day when you'll be home when the effects hit (at first it may give you extra gas). But I think with that strength you might be able to eventually take two. This is not scientific advice you might get from others, just my experience!

The one I'm taking now is 50 billion, of about 12 different strains. It might be too strong, I think it's giving me D but I'm going to stick it out a little while longer...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. Doing OK, but still have some bad days. 


Yavw
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I found out about this probiotic called primal defense from garden of life that seems to work well. The one I take is primal defense ultra, it has 5 billion strains per capsule. It seems to work pretty well, and it says start with 1 a day and gradually go up to 3 a day or more, depending on how your symptoms are.

quincy
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   Posted 2/22/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
 
It has rhamnosus and plantarum...2 good strains for the colon/UC.  good protection and very helpful to maintain good lining integrity.
 
 
I would say take it at night...but a few hours after your meds.  I take mine at bedtime only...all at once, not throughout the day. 
 
q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Shadam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 307
   Posted 2/22/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Quincy,
 
I started taking Metamucil capsules last Tuesday and want to see how affective they are based on the dose I am taking (1 a day).  I think I'll give the capsules another few days for them to kick in to my system before I start taking the probiotics. 
 
I'll let you know how things turn out.
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day
Metamucil - 1/2 tablespoon daily

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