So, you're still on the 5ASA oral and rectal?
Are you using the enemas nightly or during the day?
You're saying that you had absolutely NO improvement using the oral and rectal 5ASA meds? or was it some?
I wouldn't use VSL#3...but for many, it's helped. It seems it's helping you as well as the meds.
Many of us use probiotics.
It's great you're feeling better.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!