Probiotics, do they help you?

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B00e00n00
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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi just started VSL #3 Probiotics. Taking 4 for my UC. I was wondering what your experiences with probiotics were?

I'm currently on Lialda 4 tab a day but can see this is not going to work to keep my inflammation down alone.

pb4
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   Posted 3/21/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics help me, they haven't cured me but they've definitely helped and I'll take what I can get. Key is to take them daily and indefinitely, flaring or not.

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subdued
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   Posted 3/21/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics help me too. I take one a day.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


Southernbelle
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   Posted 3/22/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't tell any specific changes but they certainly can't hurt. Our guts get messed up with meds and not always eating the best diets. I can't seem to leave the sugar alone and and I know that just keeps feeding the yeast. So I take a bunch of different strains to try to hit it from all angles. I know that the VSL#3 is very strong so I just upped the dosage on the ones I take in hopes it will counter act the sugar.
58/F/Hairdresser
Dx leftsided UC July 08.Can't handle any masalamine or 6-MP
Been on steroids twice. Do well on those.
Suppliments: Aloe MPS, probiotics, enzymes, C and E, Curcumin,CoQ10,Grapeseed extract, Selenium, Cal.-Mag w/D, Multi., Vit.E enemas, Three-lac
Meds: mild blood pressure. Prilosec, Wellbutrin, steroid suppositories
 
 


Deacon Blues
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 3/23/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I will say that "Primal Defense" has helped me alot. It is made my Garden of Life and you can find them on the web. I don't take it regularly anymore as I have been in a decent remission for a couple years.
PL
Diagnosed with UC in Dec of 1999
PANCOLITIS-mild to moderate (remission for 2 years +!!)
3X400mg Asacol 3x per day
Mild flares a couple times a year
46 yrs old


princesa
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   Posted 3/23/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I give credit to Custom Probiotic's six strain powdered blend for bringing me out of my original two-year flare. Probiotics, along with other supplements to balance and heal the gut, are key to restoring bowel health, in my experience.
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.
 
 


mudua
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   Posted 3/23/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It's best you experiment with different probiotics and see which one works best for you.

For me taking probiotics by enema works much better and faster than taking probiotics orally

subdued
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   Posted 3/24/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
mudua said...
It's best you experiment with different probiotics and see which one works best for you.

For me taking probiotics by enema works much better and faster than taking probiotics orally


Same here, taking Probiotics by enema works better and faster for me than taking them orally.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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