Posted 2/27/2019 6:52 PM (GMT -6)
My 15 year old UC son has been in remission for a few years and was on VSL#3 Double Strength (prescription strength packets 1 per day) for the last 3 years but pharmacy recently said it was on backorder and not being made and so a couple of months ago I switched him to Visbiome. I feel like he has been complaining of not feeling right ever since i made the switch but since they have all the same ingredients i thought it was just coincidental. Last few weeks he is having increased stomach pain, increased urgency, looser stools and some bleeding. Im not sure if it is a UC flare (he has a few episodes of diarrhea here and there but mostly it is just 2-3 stools loose stools per day) but also saying his stomach is really bothering him. Had blood work and Calprotectin and everything came back really normal (Calprotectin slightly elevated to 77). Ugh, so I’m not sure what to do. Should we consider starting Uceris despite the normal labs? We did restart nightly enemas but things have stayed the same.
Thought maybe I could switch back to VSL#3DS and see if that helps but can’t find it anywhere.