Probiotics and fecal transplantation are good to try if you have C-diff. Fecal transplantation put me immediately in remission. Probiotics took longer, about
a month and a half. I would mix the probiotic powder with a bit of warm water and put it up my butt with a syringe after having diarrhea. It really helped. I also took a couple of probiotics orally every day.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working
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