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Christine1946
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
     I was taking Powerdolphilus by Country Life but for some reason or other my last order didn't go through and now they want more money for the bottle of 200.  Is there a good probiotic, reasonably priced, I could order online?  Do any of you get free shipping?  Thank you.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


kops2da
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't know Christine - sure there is.  I just get Align at the drugstore.  Or maybe you could find yours cheaper at a Health Store.

Hope you are doing better.  I actually am doing better dealing with this myself with what I have.  I am trying cortifoam every other night and Anusol the other nights.  Gas is WAY down, have not seen any blood for days and just soft stools - not really diarrhea.  Taking 1/2 Imodium  when needed.  The biggest this I hate is the nausea which a Prilosec at night as well as morning seems to be helping.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 8/26/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The probiotics I've found that really work aren't "reasonably priced," but are ordered online.

http://www.natren.com
http://www.customprobiotics.com


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


uc_man
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 8/26/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Florastor seems to be helping me (who knows, maybe other meds are?) but it is pricey ($34+ shipping for 25 days via Drugstore.com and that is $15 less than local pharmacy was pre-tax).
uc_man
25 yo
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in Spring 2003
Longest period of time without flareup: maybe half a year

Current Medications (as of 8/25/2009): 30 mg Prednisone (scheduled to taper down 10 mg weekly if symptoms improve), 50 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), Remicade (IV - had two doses (5 mg/kg), third coming up in a week), 325 mg Ferrous Sulfate (Iron - twice daily until blood test shows not anemic), 10mg Loratadine (generic for Claritin)

Current Supplements (as of 8/25/2009): Florastor probiotic (twice daily), 2x Os-Cal 500 + D, One a Day Men's Health Formula, Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
     Wow, guess mine were pretty reasonable then.   My nutritionist recommended the Powerdolphilus and I guess it was working well because my UC hasn't traveled up into the colon.  It is contained in the rectum.
     I only paid about $12 for a bottle of 200 plus $5 for shipping.  But I see the price has gone up.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 8/26/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually buy from vitacost or vitabase, they are both quick and have reasonable prices. You can find most brands on either site. I usually use MegaFlora or Primal Defense but I have been thinking about looking for something less expensive for my next order.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
     Thank you.  I just ordered the Powerdolphilus from Vitacost.  I believe the total with the shipping was something like $17 for a bottle of 200.  Works for me.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


uc_man
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 8/26/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I guess I need to research more and find a cheaper one!
uc_man
25 yo
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in Spring 2003
Longest period of time without flareup: maybe half a year

Current Medications (as of 8/25/2009): 30 mg Prednisone (scheduled to taper down 10 mg weekly if symptoms improve), 50 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), Remicade (IV - had two doses (5 mg/kg), third coming up in a week), 325 mg Ferrous Sulfate (Iron - twice daily until blood test shows not anemic), 10mg Loratadine (generic for Claritin)

Current Supplements (as of 8/25/2009): Florastor probiotic (twice daily), 2x Os-Cal 500 + D, One a Day Men's Health Formula, Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement


notsosicklygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16719
   Posted 8/27/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
You should always search for coupon codes online before ordering, sometimes you can save a buck or 2. I am happy you got a good deal. the prices of vitamins online blow away drugstore prices.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 8/27/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I'll have to look online. I have been using what I thought was cheap Rite Aid brand (seems to be helping). It is $14 for 8 days. $17 for 200 sounds much better! Is that one pill per day?
Age 35, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Azathioprine 100 mgs, Apriso 4 tabs
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 3000 mg per day
Multivitamin
Rite Aid Probiotic
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa, Prednisone 2 times for about 3 months each


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/27/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
     I take three per day.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.

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