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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/2/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried taking culturelle for about a week. i started having blood again which i hadn't had in a while now im feeling worse and worse. my symptoms were never gone anyways. i would have a bm about an hour after everytime i took it. has anyone ever had blood after using culturelle? or do you think it could be from that? should i continue taking it? thanks for any advice

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   Posted 6/2/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it for several months for diarrhea, not blood. It did not help.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.


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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been using it - not really seeing much results. I am considering changing back to Garden of Life...they were more $$ but I think they worked a bit better.... I am bleeding too....trying to taper off pred but keep getting bleeding....and horrible joint aches..
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

"I poop in the woods because I can"

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I use culturelle and it hasn't had a positive or negative effect on me. I just keep taking it cause I know it is good to take a probiotic and maybe in the long run it will help. If culturelle bothers your system stop taking it and see what happens. If you really want to know if the culturelle set you off try it again when you are feeling better.
Asacol-12 a day
1 Culturelle
1 Canasa
5g Fish oil supplements
1 Vitamin
1 Haldi Drink
Gluten-free and lactose-free diet

UC Momma
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   Posted 6/2/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never taken culturelle, but I started taking Align a week ago. I was very skeptical; I have taken several kinds of probiotics in the past, but I really feel great! I am taking 12 Asacol per day, along with the Align, and I really think Align has made a huge difference. I no longer have blood, and much less mucous, and only 1-2 BM per day (instead of freaking 10 give or take)...which are SHOCKINGLY...formed! ;)

Align is pricey; I paid $30 for a 28 day supply, but so far it is worth it. You might give it a shot if the Culturelle doesn't seem to help. Geez isn't it all trial and error? Good luck!

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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken culturelle by enema and I found it to be far more effective by enema than by taking it orally

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   Posted 6/3/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Been taking it for a couple of years now, I think it helps somewhat. The first week or two I recall being really gassy and feeling bloated as my system adjusted to the probiotic, but all fine after that.
47 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!

15 Remicade infusions, current scheduled every 6 weeks: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 4/25/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;

Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 6/3/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   

which probiotic does culturelle contain?  or does it contain multiple bacteria?



diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission

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