I just want to reiterate that the bacteria ITSELF isn't doing anything. This bacteria has been genetically engineered to produce a human protien that is involved in mucosal healing. So it's not anything like probiotics or fecal transplantation.
Hmmm... Bacteria plays a role. It might be more specific in this case, that of producing a human protein that is involved in mucosal healing, but it is playing a role nevertheless.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had 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.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).