I'm currently 6 days in to my VSL trials. I take 4 packets (1,800 Billion total) a day. I split it into 2 doses, morning and night.
The first 4 days were brutal. Pain,Bloat,Gas,Blood,etc...but the last couple days have shown a bit of stabilization, hopefully the next few will show actual improvement...
My GI was able to secure some "almost expired" samples for me, so if it does work for me as well as for some of you, I will need to inquire about some Insurance coverage.
Is anyone in Canada able to get any coverage for this? I assume the same DS 20 per packet style is available here too? I'm not trying to steal the thread, just inquiring. Thanks.
Age 34. Dx Ulcerative Pancolitis March of 2009.
Hospital stay with Prednisone injections and Asacol.
Tapered Pred. for 2.5 months while maintaining 4800mg of Asacol daily.
Currently (as of June/2010) - Recovering from Flare, trying not to "Re-Flare"
Started Prednisone 40mg mid April. Taper by 5mg after first 3 weeks, then 5mg every week until complete. Started last week of taper (5mg) and keeping fingers crossed that symptoms don't completely return, currently things are generally unstable.
Asacol - 6 x 800mg HD pills/day, Pentasa and pain meds as required.
Multivitamin, Probiotics, herbal tea, low residue diet, etc...