Posted 3/31/2015 11:36 AM (GMT -6)
if I had low quality of life, and could work out donor issues, I am not opposed.
from the available clinical data for UC (not c-diff), it seems to help a small sub-group of people, and maybe moreso if antibiotics and probiotics and other factors can be combined to get the gut microbiome in the right place. (figuring out your "right place" and getting there is a large part of the success rate problem in my opinion.)
it does seem like it needs to be done multiple times initially, and then periodically. it is, imo, a probiotic therapy and not an actual cure (except for c-diff).
also imo, it seems to deliver some of the anerobic microbes that cannot be done in probiotics exposed to oxygen. this might be a good argument for mixed not blended - to minimize the amount of oxygen introduced.
it think for many who have not tried it, the donor issues, lack of availability at medical centers, and the ambiguity about protocol, are barriers. that and the costs of properly screening donor stool.
I personally hope before I ever need it, that enought of the microbes have been isolated, and the anerobic problem worked out, so that I can just take a manufactured probiotic cocktail.