I purchased 3 boxes of VSL#3 because they said it may take up to 3 months to help. I have been taking it for 1 month now, and I am beginning to see improvement in my current flare, although I have been using Rowasa 60mL enemas the past two weeks, too. Less blood, less urgency, less diarrhea, better formed stools. There are so many things one can take as mentioned in the many threads in this forum, and I am tempted to try them all, but it makes no sense to try them all at once....never knowing which one or ones are helping. Right now, I'm going to stick with my VSL#3 and the enemas.
Dx: Dec 2010
Meds since Dx: Asacol 1600mg 3x day; Prilosec 20mg 1x day; Effexor ER 75mg 1x day
Added Meds Feb 2012: Rowasa Enema 60mL 1x day
Suplements since Feb 2012: Multivitamin/Minerals/Digestive Enzymes-2 softgels 1x day; Ultimate Omega 1000mg-1x day; Calcium Citrate 1000mg-1x day; Folic Acid 800mcg-1x day; VSL#3-1 sachet day