Antibiotics target bad bacteria but may also kill the good bacteria in the large intestine, leading to diarrhea.
Probiotics may help; however, Probiotics contain only a certain number of strains. Our colons need far more strains of bacteria than what we get from Probiotics.
Antibiotics is one of the main reasons I have Colitis, and it is the reason I got my last flare.
Why can't you go against your GI's call?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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