The idea of putting bacteria into our body is the same idea behind fecal transplantation. The high success rate of using fecal transplantation in treating C-diff is becoming well-known. I'm not surprised scientists are getting involved in creating something that will work in pill-form. There is great promise that a "drug" such as this will be able to help at least some people with Chron's and Colitis. I'm still glad I did fecal transplantation though. Not only does it put more strains of bacteria back into the colon, but I don't have to take medications while waiting for this new "drug" to be developed and tested.
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).
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