Probiotics for Kids - Chocolate Flavored

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   Posted 2/26/2009 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you with kids, I know some of you have kids with UC, I thought this would be helpful -
Just came across this new site by a well-known Dr. (and medical genetics researcher). I saw this nifty page on his vitamins section. It's Probiotics for Kids (I guess adults can take 'em too). He's also got Culturelle for Kids.
I also know this Dr., I've worked in a summer program he founded for children with chronic, lifelong and often rare illnesses.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 2/26/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Why does everything have to be chocolate covered?

Chocolate should be chocolate...period.

Probiotics should be that...teaching they're two different entities and accepted as such should be the goal.

Just the facts, jack.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~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 !!!

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Quincy is absolutely right. For some IBDers chocolate can act as a flare trigger. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left sided UC ... [etc.]) P.S. How are you doing with your med change, :) ?

Mamas Boys
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know.  It can sometimes be difficult to get kids to take something that they need to take if it takes "yukky."  I'm all for vitamins and meds that taste good - cherry - chocoloate - whatever works.

Mamas Boys
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 3/1/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for this  - I was just wondering about probiotics for kids.  I have a 5 year-old with chronic constipation and we have an appointment coming up with a pediatric GI and a probiotic is on my list of questions to ask about.  Thanks, I'm going to print and bring this with me.

Currently in Remission since June 2008!! Flaring again :(
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
37 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill  3 2 times/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day

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