I have no idea how long it took for one packet a day to work because I was still on prednisone and tapering. I started when I got below 10 mg which is my scary drop. I sailed through adding a suppository (canasa) and did fine. I'm not sure if vsl 3 helped but I'm still taking one packet a day, i feel great and I feel empowered, like you are doing something for yourself. I pay $65 a month at Costco for 30 packets and I feel that's a good deal.
diagnosed pancolitis mild to moderate on Sept. 15, 2009
-- off prednisone for 2 weeks.
4 400 mg. Asacol 3 times daily,
1000 mg. Canasa - nightly
1 tbs psyllium husk powder drinks
VSL-#3 -- one packet daily
Multi-vitamin, 1200 calcium plus D,
Viviscal twice daily (hair loss)
1000 mg fish oil
Eliminated dairy, red meat,alcohol caffeine, spicy, fried. Low oil, mostly steamed or soft veggies, peeled fresh or frozen fruits.
also bipolar II (200 mg. Lamictal 200, plus mg 1200 trileptal, 50 mg trazadone, occasionally klonopin), Geodon, 40 mg.