my symptoms also improved when I stopped eating yogurt in the am
every morning I would have coffeee and yogurt, when i gave up both i had like a 90% improvement- that was while i was on lialda and rowasa
maybe try a bland low residue diet
i dont understand the transit times much either, but : after coffee and yogurt, i would go ALL day at work and then not be so bad in the evenings. after a year and a half flare it was like an aha moment.
from what i have read here about probiotics is that its trial and error, even though vsl is strong , maybe its just not effective anymore for you
i started the primodophilus reuteri and noticed improvement
i added metamucil caplets . i too searched for the husk but couldnt find it, so i figured i would just try the met. capsules since they were so easy to get.
have you ever been on pred before? has it helped you in the past?
everubody is so different with this disease.
I see you have pancolitis, whereas i have it mostly in my recto sigmoid area with a skip patch on my right side(?)
i hope you feel better soon,
oh, and one thing, tension tamer tea, by celstial seasons, i love this stuff, i find it very soothing- it has peppermint, cinnamin, ginger, chammomile tea mixed.
42 years old- South Jersey
Diagnosed with UC in 1991
Only 3 flares (1991, 2001 and 2005)that resolved in a few months until Sept 2008
I have been flaring off and on(pretty much on)since Sept 2008- went on prednisone(for the first time) in Jan 2010 for a few months, but then flared again a few weeks after stopping the pred.
Lialda 2 pills
Rowasa almost nightly
calcium , omega 3 fish oil, multivitamin, probiotic, metamucil
Status: Going into remission after a year and a half flare:
What helped me (besided lialda and Rowasa)
gave up coffee, black tea and dairy (noticed a huge difference when I did this)
added fish oil, probiotic and metamucil (has all really helped)